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Music education is linked to lifelong educational attainment and higher incomes in a new poll from Harris Interactive and MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Nearly 88 percent of people polled with postgraduate degrees participated in music education. Further, 83 percent of those with incomes higher than $150,000 participated in music. (Nov. 12)

The American Architectural Foundation and Target have announced that the winner of the first-ever "Redesign Your School Contest" is Tyler J. Rush, a senior at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. The national contest asked high school students to design their ideal learning environments. Rush's winning design, the "Light and Nature School," incorporates principles of sustainability, various learning styles, classroom flexibility, and cutting-edge technology. (Nov. 1)

"Perfect Pitch," a new feature of ArtsEdge, is designed to introduce students in fifth through eighth grades to musical instruments. This Web-based, multimedia exploration enables students to "meet" orchestral instruments. Students can mix and match instrument sounds to create an orchestral team, and then test their musical know-how in an interactive quiz. (November 2007)
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Title Annotation:WHAT'S NEW
Publication:The Education Innovator
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Nov 30, 2007
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