Casita Maria, headquartered in the South Bronx, was established in 1934 by Claire and Elizabeth Sullivan as the primary charitable group to serve Latinos in New York Metropolis. Individualized curriculum – AIE students are given great freedom to decide on their own tutorial pathway, studying subjects as varied as universal design and expertise, studying in museums, management in social-change organizations, gender and sexuality in faculties, politics and academic coverage, adolescent growth, neuroscience, and more.
Early signs counsel extra states will incorporate arts indicators into their ESSA plans, comparable to Arizona’s investigation into permitting colleges to get bonus points” based on scholar efficiency within the arts and North Carolina’s plan to add the humanities as an additional indicator in their report card system.
Many dad and mom, grandparents and friends recently received to expertise the joy of that collective coming together” as 20 tweens performed the heck out of Entry of the Tumblers.” My hope is that we cannot as a nation dismiss the humanities” — these on a regular basis achievements which have the potential to make our children smarter, extra open, more enriched, more confident, happier — as unessential.
It’s an important conversation to have in our complex society, and one which probably would not have occurred with out a Nationwide Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant that made the screening —in addition to different arts-training projects the Competition does with Columbia’s Ragtag Cinema and local public faculties — attainable.
It all began, though, when he edited 20UNDER40: Re-inventing the arts and humanities schooling for the 21st century (Bloomington, IN: Creator House; 2010), a volume that includes contributions by AIE graduates Danielle LaSenna, Ed.M.’07, and Eric Oberstein, Ed.M.’10.