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Trauma changes the brain, even in learning music

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Understanding how emotional trauma affects the brain can guide music teachers in unlocking the full potential of each student.

Cooperation & teamwork at work linked to music

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Music leads to a greater spirit of cooperation among co-workers, just like it promotes enjoyment and cooperation, not competition, at school.

Music can relieve some cancer symptoms

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Music has been shown to alleviate some symptoms suffered by cancer patients, including anxiety, pain, and fatigue.

Background music affects attitudes toward sharks

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Music shapes our perceptions and emotions, even about sharks. It has long been a part of a well-rounded education in our schools.

Rich Twp. high schools lose a band director

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The band programs at Rich Twp. high schools are being reduced: declining enrollment, budget issues (of course). Not my favorite decision.

Kan. teacher wants to write a song about Obama

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Music has a powerful effect on kids. Making music out of classroom lessons can give content time to sink in as kids sing along.

More P.E. (not) linked to higher math scores

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A new study from D.C. shows no positive correlation between PE minutes per week and academic proficiency in mathematics.

Re-engaging the 'music helps math' debate

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Occasionally articles link music to math ability, suggesting the only reason we should support music ed is that it helps kids with their math.

New study: No intelligence gains from music lessons

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Another nail has been driven into the coffin on those studies that appeared to link music study in children with enhanced intelligence or cognitive ability in non-music areas.

A teacher, of music and more, honored by generations

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Jerry Swanson, former choir director at Elk Grove HS (and before that, Forest View HS), will return to direct generations of his former students in a concert on Nov. 25.