Major news from a comprehensive study on music’s effects on the developing brain can be found here.
I have always been a supporter of the fine arts, firmly believing in its utility beyond merely learning how to play an instrument. Educational leaders should seriously look into how they can best support their students through music education.
I read through this briefly this morning and it offered some interesting thoughts on civic engagement and a possible new illiteracy. The excerpt provides food for thought on a number of issues crucial to a thriving democracy. Educators should take note, as an effective public education system is critical to the proper functioning of our democratic republic.