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Don't Cancel That Play!

School Plays DO Prepare Kids for College and Careers
by | Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | 0 comment(s)

Recently I heard about the school in New York that canceled an end-of-year kindergarten play because of the nation's "more rigorous learning standards" for college and career readiness. The story made national news (check out the article and video), as did a recent study that found that...

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The value and benefits of music education

by | Friday, November 15, 2013 | 0 comment(s)

We all know there are numerous benefits to having music, dance, and theater in the classroom. Our customers tell us all the time. But is there proof? In today's educational climate, you may find yourself in need of scientific studies that demonstrate the value of music education. Here are some...

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Persuading Your Principal - A Letter That Worked!

by | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | 0 comment(s)

Recently we've heard more disturbing stories about principals banning plays and teachers having to fight with new administrators to keep using plays in their classrooms. We all know the ironies here. These types of principals are obsessed with test scores, but they forbid the very teaching tools...

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Template: Letter to Parents When Starting a Play

by | Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 0 comment(s)

In our Teacher's Guide, we recommend sending a letter home when you first begin working on your classroom play. If theater is new to your school, we also recommend outlining the educational benefits of musical plays. (Yes, we recommend a lot.) One busy teacher recently asked if we could provide...

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