This U.S. Music Teacher Is a Finalist for a $1 Million Global Teaching Prize

February 25, 2019

Melissa Salguero, an elementary school music teacher in New York City, has been named a finalist for a $1 million international teaching award.

The award, the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, honors one teacher each year for outstanding contribution to the profession and impact in the community. Salguero is the only U.S. teacher among the 10 finalists announced today.

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At Summit, Educators Explore Ways to Make Art a Focus

May 7, 2018

How can we utilize the arts to address deep-seated problems in education, public health, and sustainability?

That was the question posed to the artists, educators, and innovators who gathered in Washington on April 16 for the fifth annual Kennedy Center Arts Summit. Over the course of the day, performers, panelists, and audience members considered the potential for art to affect change and eliminate inequities.

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