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The National Student Poets to Participate in Youth and Poetry Forum in Chicago

The National Student Poets to Participate in Youth and Poetry Forum in Chicago
The Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Out Loud’s national competition champions, the 2014 Class of National Student Poets (NSPP) and representatives of poetry slam and spoken word organizations from around the country will convene in Chicago in early April to engage issues around the role of ... Read More »

New Report on Turnaround Arts Points to Success

New Report on Turnaround Arts Points to Success
he President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) released the results of an independent study that shows substantial gains in student achievement at schools participating in its Turnaround Arts initiative.  The eight schools’ in the pilot phase of the initiative, ... Read More »

PCAH Celebrates the 2014 NAHYP Award Winners at White House Ceremony

Twelve young people from across the country shared the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama as they accepted the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award on behalf of the after-school programs that have changed their lives. The award recognizes the country’s best creative ... Read More »

2013 National Student Poets Wrap Up Their Year of Service

2013 National Student Poets Wrap Up Their Year of Service
The year-long service projects and events held in communities in the five regions represented by the Class of 2013 National Student Poets (NSPP) illuminated how their talent and dedication opened up new horizons for youth and helped shape their future. By design, the events and service ... Read More »

Class of 2014 National Student Poets Appointed

Class of 2014 National Student Poets Appointed
In a private ceremony at the White House, the President’s Committee Honorary Chair Michelle Obama presented the third class of National Student Poets with their pins, signifying their role as poetry ambassadors for the coming year and identifying them as recipients of the nation’s highest honor ... Read More »