The JBFC was thrilled and honored to participate in the Turnaround Arts Leadership Retreat for the third year in a row last month. Turnaround Arts, a program under the stewardship of the Kennedy Center, is a national initiative to invigorate and revitalize the lowest-performing | more »
During the 2016-2017 school year, the JBFC and Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS)’s interdisciplinary curriculum Created Equal: Image, Sound, and Story was implemented in four Brooklyn schools with 14 teachers and reached over 200 students. Building on the JBFC’s pioneering media | more »
On December 3, JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas, Director of Education Emily Keating, and Senior Faculty Member Aaron Mace traveled to New Orleans for an Image, Sound, and Story professional development workshop with three ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy schools, part of the | more »
As part of ourinvolvement in Turnaround Arts, an initiative of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the JBFC's Education Department was honored to participate in Turnaround Art's Leadership Camp in the Summer of 2015. While there, our team members proudly | more »
In many ways, this feels like the second in a series- a follow up to a post I wrote last July that shared my experience representing the JBFC at the Turnaround Arts National Leadership Retreat in Airlie, VA. But it’s not the type of sequel that requires having read or seen the | more »
If we were to poll public perception on the phrase “school reform,” it’s likely to elicit pessimistic, cynical responses. High stakes testing, teacher evaluation, and new standards represent the majority of the disparaging accounts we read and hear about.
The JBFC had a unique | more »