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Artful Thinking: Maryland Middle School Proves Arts Ed Improves Grades and Behavior

Wouldn't you rather learn fractions by examining composition in Warhol's Campbell's soup paintings?

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Arts exposure makes students more altruistic, civically engaged, and socially tolerant. Need more proof of the transformation that happens when arts education is taken seriously in schools? Look no further than this inspiring profile of Bates Middle School, a public school in Annapolis, Maryland from our friends over at Edutopia. Bates has a full visual and performing arts program integrated across the curriculum and they've seen significant improvements in student behavior and academic performance.

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A New Virtual Conference Lets Teachers Share Solutions from Across the Globe

Come share best practices with teachers across the globe-all from the comfort of your living room sofa.

Looking for innovative ways to improve our education system? Thanks to an upcoming education conference, The Reform Symposium, teachers across the globe have the opportunity to come together to share fresh solutions to the challenges of modern schools.

The free conference takes place this Saturday, January 8, but you don't need to plunk down the cash for a plane ticket or hotel. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. You can find out exactly what educators across the globe are doing to get student achievement results—all from the comfort of your living room sofa.

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