Parading out the problems

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The student marching band from Cohoes High School put on quite a show, lifting the excitement level high and loud at the Capitol in Albany today during the Parade for Public Education. The students wore crisp blue and gold band uniforms and band hats strapped on their heads. Batons, horns, drums, performance routines – they […]

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Art and music programs go way beyond the palette and piano

When times are tough, the arts get dumped. Non-core curriculum classes – where testing is not required under NCLB – are always the first to be sacrificed. This mindset is decimating public school art and music programs, their value questioned, their very existence deemed unnecessary and frivolous. As educators, we know and understand how wrong […]

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NYC’s own PS 22 Chorus wows ‘em at the Oscars

Singing at the White House Christmas tree lighting? Check. Having more than a million views of your YouTube videos? Check. Closing the Academy Award ceremony Sunday night with a beautiful version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”? Check. Those three accomplishments are just part of the resume of union member and music teacher Gregg Breinberg from […]

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