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Archive: Arts Education News

  1. Participate in Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

    By Lane Douglas, Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest is a unique FREE contest that combines art, science and conservation put on by the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. At the following link is more specific information about the contest, a correlated curriculum and entry forms for the contest. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/tennessee/junior_duck_stamp.html​ Free program […]

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  2. Tennessee High School Students Invited to Enter 2019 TN Poetry Out Loud Competition

    Meredith Callis, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator The Tennessee Arts Commission invites all Tennessee public, private, and homeschool high school students to join the 2019 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud (POL) program. Students memorize and recite the works of classic and contemporary poets in a fun classroom competition. Each school will select a school winner who […]

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  3. Pegram Elementary could become fine arts magnet school. Here’s what that means.

    From Kelly Fisher, The Tennessean – Cheatham County School officials are considering whether to turn Pegram Elementary into a fine arts institution in hopes of boosting its enrollment. Director of Schools Cathy Beck said the school board wouldn’t see a detailed plan until about January. If approved, Pegram Elementary would become a fine-arts magnet school beginning in […]

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  4. Dr. Linda Gilbert Named TN Superintendent of the Year

    By Ann Talbott Brown – Dr. Linda Gilbert, superintendent for Murfreesboro City Schools, is Tennessee’s 2019 Superintendent of the Year. She will go on to represent Tennessee in the 2019 national competition put forth by the American Association of School Administrators. I first met Dr. Gilbert shortly after she left her professorship at Middle Tennessee […]

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  5. 2018-19 Poetry Out Loud Registration Officially Open

    By Meredith Callis, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – The Tennessee Arts Commission is excited to be hosting Poetry Out Loud for the 10thyear. Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide program created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encouraging the study of poetry to high schoolers through a unique competition. […]

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  6. State of the Arts 2018 Music Grant Launches

    By Chandler Hopper, Classroom Chronicles – If you are a music educator who attended the general session at the Tennessee Music Education Association Annual Conference in April, you witnessed Governor Haslam, Commissioner McQueen, Sarah Trahern (CMA Foundation), Martina McBride, and TMEA Past-President Jonathan Vest make a historic announcement about Tennessee: State of the Arts. State of […]

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  7. Teachers, Mark Your Calendars—STS Grant Application Opens August 9

    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – August marks the unofficial ending of summer and the beginning of another school year for teachers and students across Tennessee. This month also marks the opening of the Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant program which provides funds for artist fees, tickets, and transportation for students from Tennessee […]

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