Why Have Art In Schools

Why Have Art In Schools?

  1. The Champions of Change report by Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts (three hours a day on three days each week through one full year) are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair, or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate.
  2. 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.
  3. Washington Post article reports that “Teachers are using theater and dance to teach math — and it’s working
  4. Giving children a fine-arts education is essential to create the kinds of skills necessary for the modern, creative economy, according to UCLA's Anderson Forecast School of Management: “Arts-Based Education Will Power the Creative Economy
  5. Seneca Academy curriculum is a shining example of how art enriches student development.
  6. Art Fact 1- early chidlhood arts education improves cognitive development
  7. Art Fact 2- advantages of art learning continues over time
  8. Art Fact 3- art education improves academic performance