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Why Art Education Must be Saved

Why Art Education Must be Saved

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There was a recent article by Lynda Resnik in The Huffington Post on the arts in education.

Here's an excerpt:

"Studies show that art-centered schools outscore non-art-centered schools in academic achievement scores. Art education can actually help the brain to rewire itself, to make stronger and more plentiful neural connections, and can help build memory skills. Self-discipline, intuition, reasoning, imagination, and dexterity are just a few of the other benefits of an art-filled education, especially for primary school students. According to First Lady Michelle Obama, "Learning through the arts reinforces critical academic skills in reading, language arts, and math, and provides students with the skills to creatively solve problems."

So, how is it that, when it comes to art education, California comes in dead last out of all 50 states - even below Guam? According to State Councilman Bobby Shriver, California's public schools no longer even offer arts education.

Edutopia also has a detailed package on saving the arts, which includes resources, articles, and videos.

How do you make the case for arts education to be saved in your school? Please share your resources here.

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