In southeast Kentucky, there is limited public school funding for arts and humanities, despite evidence that shows how such programs contribute to student achievement. How can educators respond? One way is to integrate arts into other content areas. That is the focus of Union College’s Richland Institute for Professional Learning.
Kevin Singleton, who established Elevate New York in 2009 as an educational mentoring program, is also a Union College alumnus. His nonprofit organization recently gained the support of Beyonce Knowles-Carter.