The results are in...
Study after expert study concludes arts education is the special ingredient helping our young people learn better in school. Do better at math. Perform better at complex, higher-order thinking tasks. Achieve better reading and language skills.
Arts education can play a remarkably powerful role in the education of our young people for 21st Century jobs.
So, not only must we support arts educators in our schools, we must constantly remind the rest of the schools community – parents, school administrators, school board members and the business community – about the importance of quality arts education experiences.
Promoting arts education is a special kind of advocacy that depends on the power of grassroots outreach and the involved commitment of people like you who appreciate how much educational excellence can be enriched by arts education.