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Why Condition Your Boiler Water?

A boiler is used for generating steam. It does this by heating water to its boiling point, after which steam will evaporate from it.
Jan 16, 2015 |

Art Education for Children With Learning Disabilities

There are a large number of students who have difficulty learning material using traditional teaching methods. Learning disabilities vary from mild forms such as attention deficit disorder to more severe disabilities like autism and mental retardation. Incorporating art into the curriculum of students with learning disabilities can be a useful...
Jan 16, 2015 |

Art Education and Child Development

Most parents know that giving a child crayons and a coloring book is great way to occupy a kid for a few hours. What many do not know is what an important role art plays in a child's development. In recent years a multitude of studies have been made available that link art education to a variety of important aspects of childhood learning. Art...
Dec 30, 2014 |

The Crisis of Fine Arts Education

In these days of budget cuts and limited resources, it's often the case that fine arts classes are the first to be cut. This is unfortunate, since a well-rounded education must include the arts. Studying the arts, whether in the academic study of art appreciation, or learning how to actually do art, is crucial to teach young people how to think...
Dec 30, 2014 |

Science Education and Art Education: The Perfect Pair

After years of touting the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ) educational programs, many teachers are discovering that by adding an "A" --for ART-- student learning will pick up STEAM! This latest understanding of how students learn is changing science education by adding Art education back into the mix. This integrated...
Dec 30, 2014 |

Art Instruction Schools Review - Can You Draw This?

Some years back when I was teaching engineering at Iowa State University, I sent for that little test that can get you into the Art Instruction Schools. I passed the test but never heard from the School again which was just up I-35 north of me.
Nov 10, 2014 |

The Cost of Art and Design School

One of the most important things for any budding art student to consider is the cost of art and design school. Although there are many other factors to consider as you delve into the art school admissions process, the cost is obviously one factor that cannot be ignored.
Nov 10, 2014 |

Martial Art Schools - The Good and Bad

An estimated two-million martial art schools are in operation in the United States alone. Some are small and operated out of the instructor's garage while others may be franchise chains. Some of these are honest operations taught by highly skilled martial artists while others are outright scams.
Nov 10, 2014 |

Minnesota Art Schools - Reviewing Minnesota's Best Art Colleges

Minnesota is a large and beautiful state with a reputation for personality and creativity. From Garrison Keillor's mythical Lake Woebegone to the work of Minnesota state natives F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Judy Garland and Charles Schultz, the state has long contributed to the arts in the America.
Nov 10, 2014 |

Hezbollah buries militant Qantar, says Israel will be held accountable

Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday that Israel would be held accountable for killing prominent militant Samir Qantar in an air strike in Syria, and accorded him an elaborate funeral of... Read More

Russia says black box from warplane downed by Turkey unreadable

Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey last month, data the Kremlin hoped would support... Read More

Exclusive: U.S. glossed over Oman's human rights record during Iran talks

By Jason Szep, Matt Spetalnick and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/MUSCAT (Reuters) - As the United States negotiated this year’s nuclear pact with Iran, the State Department quietly agreed to spare the... Read More