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A 2002 report by the Arts Education Partnership revealed that schoolchildren exposed to drama, music and dance are often more proficient at reading, writing, and math.
The 2006 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum study on art education showed a link between arts education and improved literacy skills.
In 2007, Ellen Winner and Lois Hetland published a study stating the arts don’t actually improve academic performance, but it shouldn’t matter.
A 2005 report by the Rand Corporation called “A Portrait of the Visual Arts” argues that art education does more than just give students a creative outlet. It can actually help connect them to the larger world, ultimately improving community cohesion.
Teachers and students alike benefit from schools that have strong art climates, a 1999 study called “Learning In and Through the Arts” demonstrated.
The Center for Arts Education published a report in 2009 that suggests arts education may improve graduation rates.
A 2011 study called “Reinvesting in Arts Education” found that integrating arts with other subjects can help raise achievement levels.
A study of Missouri public schools in 2010 found that greater arts education led to fewer disciplinary infractions and higher attendance, graduation rates and test scores.
A 2009 survey, part of the “Nation’s Report Card: Arts 2008″ report, found that access to arts education opportunities hasn’t changed much in a decade.
Good News In Arts Education:
Linda and Ricardo are the only Flamenco artists in the State of Arizona approved by the Arizona Commission on the Arts* to teach and present Flamenco in both the Community and Educational tracks. Additionally, Linda holds a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
*The Arizona Commission on the Arts Teaching Artist Roster identifies and promotes high quality artists who maintain active careers as teaching and professional artists, and have particular expertise in collaborating with communities and schools to engage individuals in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts. The Roster is a juried, panel-approved compendium of Arizona artists representing all artistic disciplines. The Education Based Roster is a roster of artists available to provide arts learning programs to students and teachers in preK-12 settings.