The Offical Blog of COCA


Category: Education

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Rhythm of learning

After 16 years teaching music, Holly Pursino knows her way around a classroom. She’s been at Canopy Oaks Elementary School for more than a decade but even a veteran teacher like her can learn a new trick or two.

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Third-graders pick up musical skills on recorder

The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and Lou Reed have a lot in common. Aside from the fact that they’ve all helped cement rock and roll as a mainstream musical genre, they also all have a connection to an unlikely...

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Creative coping

Alice Strom has lived through a few hurricanes in her young life. In the past, she has simply thought of them as bad rainstorms with the loss of power as the biggest inconvenience. “Usually, I’m not that worried,” she said.

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‘Toil and trouble’

"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” These are some of Shakespeare’s most iconic lines and they are easily recited by young and old alike.

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Joy of music

James Kephart likes to boogie and, thanks to a unique program at Leon High School, he and two dozen of his friends have the opportunity to study movement and music.

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Tunes for tots

When imagining an ensemble of musicians, rarely do babbling babies and teetering toddlers come to mind.