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  1. Students Compete for National POL Championship

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    Competition includes $20,000 Grand Prize By Liz Auclair, Press/Public Affairs, NEA – Since 2005, 3.3 million students from across the country have memorized some of the best poetry, sharing their interpretation of the work of poets such as Judith Ortiz Cofer, Walt Whitman, and Kevin Young through a dynamic recitation competition—National Endowment for the Arts’ […]

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  2. Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) Program Call for Peer Reviewers

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    By USDOE Arts in Education Team – We are pleased to announce a new competition of the Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) program, which supports the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs for arts educators and other instructional staff in the areas of music, dance, drama, media arts, and visual arts, including folk arts, […]

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  3. Oh Tennessee: Let’s Celebrate Poetry

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    By Danielle Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – Tennessee has a rich cultural landscape, one that is often largely attributed to music. However, the literary arts, and poetry in particular, are important to Tennessee too and not just because of the connections to songwriting. Sonia Levitin, novelist and artist, says, “Like music, poetry connects us […]

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  4. Tennessee student receives Scholastic Gold Medal Portfolio

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    By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Only sixteen high school seniors received the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards’ highest national honor, the Gold Medal Portfolio, which includes a $10,000 scholarship, and high school senior Megan Cox from Memphis is one of them. She won for her art portfolio “Treading the Water of Life.” […]

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  5. POL Wrap-up

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    by Danielle Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator and Ann Talbott Brown, Director of Arts Education – Poetry is not always accessible. It can be difficult to understand, challenging to write, and for those of us who were required to memorize a poem with its archaic words in school, anxiety inducing. But Poetry Out Loud breaks down these barriers. […]

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