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Program Helps Special-Education Teachers Weave Arts into Instruction

Artists Mentor Special Ed Teachers

Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE) arranges for musicians, actors and visual artists to mentor special-education teachers on how to weave the arts into instruction. A researcher who has been following the program says there's convincing evidence EASE has succeeded in improving elementary students' academic, social and communication skills.

"The program is spreading," reported Education Week. "Teachers, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and paraprofessionals around New York City's 1.1 million-student school system have been requesting, and receiving, EASE training."

In New York City's District 75, 240 teachers have received the training. EASE was developed and administered by the Urban Arts Partnership, a New York City-based nonprofit.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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