“Art teachers teach creativity and innovation,” Matt Fussell wrote in his article, “Why Art Teachers are The Most Important Teachers in the School.” This article is a great reminder about the importance of how teaching creativity and innovation sets the foundation for future success. Read more.   Image from: http://thevirtualinstructor.com/blog/why-art-teachers-are-the-most-important-teachers-in-the-school

Did you know on average, “students who study the arts for 4 years in high school score 98 points higher on the SATs compared to those who study the same for half a year or less?” Check out all the stats. From: http://education.arts.ufl.edu/

New study makes it clear what growth in standardized test performance doesn’t buy us: cognitive ability. Amy Finn, John Gabrieli, and colleagues at MIT, Brown, and Harvard looked at standardized test scores (Math and English language arts) and cognitive ability (working memory, processing speed, and abstract reasoning) among nearly 1,400 8th graders attending traditional, exam, and […]