The Importance of Art Education

The Arts

When school budget cuts come up, arts and music programs can be some of the first on the chopping block. Yet research has shown the positive impact of arts education on children’s overall success in school. A non-profit called ProjectArt provides art classes in public libraries around New York City, in neighborhoods where local schools have had to cut art classes.

This story is part of our ongoing American Graduate coverage focused on keeping students  on the path to graduation, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.



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