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Report on Arts Education

For anyone who doubted the utility of the arts, the report, “Arts Education Makes A Difference in Missouri Schools”, put out in March 2010 by the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education, states clearly what arts educators already knew: schools with higher participation in arts classes or programs have better rates of desirable factors like fewer disciplinary problems, higher attendance rates, and high graduation rates. However, the Conclusions sections of the report does make sure to note that “we can’t claim that participation in fine arts courses causes higher academic achievement,” [italics mine] yet… Read more Report on Arts Education