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  1. 2019 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards: Call for Nominations

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    From Anne Mancuso, Intern, Education Programs & Productions, The Kennedy Center – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is accepting nominations for the 2019 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards. This series of annual $10,000 grants recognizes inspiring teachers across the United States.  The awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th […]

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  2. Participate in Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

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

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

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

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    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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