Archive for September, 2010

Children to receive ‘top quality’ music education in UK

September 29, 2010

Time Plan – A Teaching Recruitment Agency in the United Kingdom

Published online – September 27, 2010

Education secretary Michael Gove has launched a new independent review of music education as part of a drive to ensure all young people receive a “top quality” grounding in the field.

According to Mr Gove, research suggests learning an instrument can help to improve numeracy, literacy and behaviour.

The review, headed by Darren Henley, managing director of Classic FM, will therefore seek ways to broaden access to music opportunities, attract teachers and improve training.

“Having worked closely with leading music educators and thinkers over the past few years, I know how much of a positive difference high quality music education makes to children’s lives,” Mr Henley commented.

“I am looking forward to delivering to ministers a report which outlines how we can ensure that every child in England benefits from a world-beating music education system.”

Last week, Mr Gove revealed he was axing the Self-Evaluation Form, which is filled in by heads of school prior to an Ofsted inspection, in an attempt to reduce red tape.

Gove wants children to receive 'top quality' music education

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Trees for Life President, Balbir Mathur to visit Nicaragua

September 26, 2010

TFL President, Balbir Mathur will visit Nicaragua during the next two weeks to meet with the civic and community leaders of the 42 communities  that are developing libraries in partnership with  Books for Life.  Books for life has set a goal of creating 200 new libraries in Nicaragua. Balbir will also be visiting  future sites for partnership libraries that will be developed in concert with participating communities. For information about the developing libraries go to Books for Life .

Books for Life is proud to announce 100% funding for the Tisma Library

September 25, 2010

Tisma Public Library

The Books for Life library in Tisma Nicaragua is the first of the 42 libraries under development  by Books for Life to achieve 100% funding according to  Balbir Mathur, President of  Trees for Life. Tisma is a small town with a population of about 5,000 people.

The completion of their goal is a testament to the dedication they have for their community and the future of their children.

HeartStrings at Walnut Valley Festival

September 20, 2010

Kansas Acoustic Arts Association (KAAA) members Jim Colucci and Lynn Young (rt) pass out flyers about HeartStrings — a Books for Life program in which people are helping to provide guitars for children in Nicaragua. The KAAA group shared information about HeartStrings at their booth at the Walnut Valley Festival, a well-known acoustic music festival held annually in Winfield, Kansas.

HeartStrings will provide guitars at the Books for Life libraries in Nicaragua. The guitars are being made available by Manuel Rodriguez & Sons, makers of world-renowned classical guitars. You can join in by providing a guitar to the children of Nicaragua for only $50 — or giving a share of a guitar for as little as $5.

To Give: www.booksforlife.org/heartstrings
or call 316.945.6929