This article reports on a new study from the Houston Education Research Consortium — a partnership between Rice University and Houston-area schools — that has found an initiative to expand arts education in elementary and middle schools improved students' academic and emotional development. Source:
Shawna De La Rosa, Education DIVE, February 13, 2019Description:
"According to the study, students' art educational experiences reduced the proportion of those receiving disciplinary infractions by 3.6 percentage points, and it additionally improved students' writing achievement and compassion. The results also showed elementary school art programs boosted school engagement, college aspirations and arts-facilitated empathy."Read the full article here!