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U.S. DEPT OF ED SUPPORTS ARTS EDUCATION IN TITLE 1 PROGRAM

Originally posted on: California Alliance for Arts Education by CAAEStaff

At this year’s National Title I Conference, Dr. Monique Chism, Director of Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs at the Department of Education, took a stand for arts education within the Title I program. Not only did she share her conviction that “arts education ensures that underserved students in public schools, particularly low income students and English-learners do better in school and [...] have the greatest relative improvements in academic achievement when participating in arts programs,” but she also shared a personal story of how the arts impacted her as a young person.

This clear support from the highest levels of Title I leadership is helping to shift understanding among local, state and national school leaders about the appropriate role for arts education strategies within the Title I program.

Read more: http://www.artsed411.org/blog/2014/04/us_dept_ed_supports_arts_education_title_1_program

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