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PCAH Honors the 2014 National Medals Winners

In a ceremony at the White House, eleven National Medals for the Arts and ten National Humanities Medals were presented by President Barack Obama to legendary artists, renowned scholars, musicians, historians, actors and institutions. The awards honor extraordinary contributions to the arts and ... Read More »

Turnaround Arts Adds New School Districts and Expands Focus to Early Childhood Learning

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts initiative into five additional school districts, as the program continues to successfully help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap and increase student ... Read More »

National Student Poets Bring Poetry to Life for Audiences During National Poetry Month

National Student Poets Bring Poetry to Life for Audiences During National Poetry Month
Since the National Student Poets Program (NSPP) launched the class of 2014 last September, these five teenage poets have  been actively participating in readings and workshops at locations, ranging from the White House to literary festivals to schools to local libraries, and more. By ... Read More »

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

The 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 »