Parent Engagement

06
Apr

STYLE ’17

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Silicon Valley’s Independent design shopping benefits Art in Action! Thanks to the Lucente Studios team,  Style ’17, Silicon Valley’s leading benefit, show and sale of apparel, jewelry, accessories, kids’ clothing and home goods, was a huge success. Now you can shop online and still support Art in Action. You’ll find gorgeous one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces by renowned […]

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29
Feb

It’s Never Too Early to Start Art

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Recently, a team of researchers from the University of Virginia combed through data about the educational trends in teaching kindergarten and first grade.  The perhaps obvious finding was that over the prior ten years there was more testing, more rigorous reading and math proficiency goals and generally higher expectations of incoming five-year-olds, leaving significantly less […]

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09
Dec

Accessing the Art World

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When I was growing up in Columbus, Ohio, we’d take family trips to the Columbus Museum of Art.  I remember three things about those trips. One was a Deborah Butterfield horse in the lobby that seemed huge at the time; another was a frayed Renaissance tapestry that filled the main stairwell.  The third was a […]

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14
Oct

Reflections — Jeffrey Dollinger, Executive Director

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One of the things I love most about Art in Action is the way that it allows the entire school community to reflect on what is important to them in education.  Art makes the deepest impact in a school where the teachers, parents and students collaborate to provide space for creativity and expression.   Space […]

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11
Aug

Back-to-school with Art in Action

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It may be hard to believe, but it is already back-to-school for many of our Art in Action schools.  Anticipation and excitement are especially evident in our kindergarten parent docents who are not only starting an educational journey for their eager young children, but are also passionately ensuring that those young minds have full access […]

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