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On Board Online • July 20, 2015
By Merri Rosenberg
With the need to fully use instructional time to help students meet higher academic standards, many school districts are questioning the value of field trips. But a new program is seeking to cover Common Core Learning standards while exposing students to theater, dance, music and the visual arts.
Called the School Time Series Teaching Artist Program, it is part of the Arts in Education department of the Performing Arts Center at the State University's Purchase College and is funded with a $15,000 grant from a nonprofit group called Arts Westchester.Read the entire article>>
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