Blue School in the Press

RECENT NEWS

The Blue Man Group Tries Out Middle School

The Wall Street Journal / July 6, 2015 / Read the full article here

The school whose founders include members of the Blue Man Group, the experimental theater company, always has prided itself on its creativity. Kindergartners dress up as pirates to study water, students perform before an audience on monthly Joke Days, and fifth-graders recreated a jazz club as part of a study of the Harlem Renaissance.

Now the Blue School is poised for its most daring experiment: Can its creative approach successfully be extended to older children?

Next September, the Blue School will open a middle school, starting with sixth grade, with an initial class of 20 students and plans to expand to 60 students per grade in the next decade.


Blue School announces expansion to middle school, deepens commitment to Downtown NYC

March 27, 2014 / Blue School announces the expansion to middle school (grades 6, 7, 8) starting in the fall of 2015, and secures 233 Water Street to accommodate the first phase of expansion. / Read more


Blue School's founding story and expansion to middle school featured in Downtown NYC paper Our Town

June 5, 2014 / Read the full article here


Principal of the Week: an interview with Allison Gaines Pell

DNAinfo.com / January 20, 2014 / Read the interview here


STEAM Blends Science and the Arts in Public Education

The Wall Street Journal / December 2, 2013 / Read the full article here

A coalition of educators, artists and scientists, including Blue School and our friends at RISD and Sesame Workshop, are proposing a different approach to science, technology, engineering and math education, commonly known as STEM: Add the arts and make it STEAM. Sophia Hollander highlights the resurgent arts + sciences trend in education and features Blue School as one organization that is leading the way forward.


"Blue School: Reimagining Education for a Changing World"

Morgan Stanley Perspectives in Philanthropy / October 25, 2013 / Read the full article here

Blue School Advisory Board members Sam Chaltain, Lawrence J. Cohen, John Maeda, Sir Ken Robinson, Daniel J. Siegel and Jeffrey C. Walker share why they are partnering with Blue School to build an education program for the 21st century.

FEATURES ABOUT BLUE SCHOOL

"Making Education Brain Science" by Jenny Anderson

New York Times / April 13, 2012 / Read the article here


CNN The Next List / March 18, 2012


Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy flood, local children including Blue School students throw buckets of water back into East River.

October 26, 2013

Symbolizing the rebirth of street life and commerce in the historic Seaport district in Lower Manhattan. Watch ABC local news coverage from the event.


Todd Oldham feature on Blue School studio project inspired by Cindy Sherman's work

Kid Made Modern / September 6, 2013 / Read the blog post here


"A Community is Healed by Children" by Marc Siegel

Forbes / June 11, 2013 / Read the article here


"Blue Man to Blue School: Encouraging Innovation" by Matt Goldman

ARCADE / May 7, 2013 / Read the article here


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"Stories of Transformation: Blue (School) Skies Ahead" by Sam Chaltain

Huffington Post / May 3, 2012 / Read the article here


"A home for Blue School"

Crain's / November 7, 2010 / Read the article here


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The Blue Man Group opens a school

Inc. / May 1, 2009 / Read the full article here


Blue Man Group Creates High-Tech NYC Preschool

NPR / January 1, 2009 / Listen to the full story here


Time Magazine featured Blue School in November 2008.

REFERENCES TO BLUE SCHOOL IN EDUCATION DIALOGUE

"STEAM Blends Science and the Arts in Public Education"

The Wall Street Journal / December 2, 2013 / Read the full article here


"Open House Do's and Don'ts" by Sam Chaltain

Huffington Post / January 15, 2013 / Read the full article here


"Writing Undergoes Renaissance in Curricula"

Education Week / November 13, 2012 / Read the full article here