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 […]

STEAM is gaining, well, steam as a curriculum, even on Sesame Street. The 43rd season of Sesame Street integrates art and design in to its existing STEM content with the goal of illustrating how art and design can be used to solve real-world problems. The Atlantic takes a look at this growing movement. Read more […]

Is creativity a divine gift that few are born with or something that can be taught? Check out this interview from “CBS This Morning: Saturday” that sheds some light on the facts about creativity. See more at The Creativity Post

Actor and Executive Producer Omar Epps sits down with Janet from HuffPost Live to talk about the importance of arts in schools. Omar is also on the board of an organization called the Creative Coalition which is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and political advocacy organization of the entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 by prominent figures in the creative community, including […]

We found this great video that shows the possibilities are endless when one doesn’t need the right answer: http://youtu.be/9TskeE43Q1M

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