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Turnaround Schools to Receive $5 Million in Funding for the Arts

Turnaround Schools to Receive $5 Million in Funding for the Arts

The arts help students think creatively, enhance their skill base and achieve higher test scores. Turnaround schools, who desperately need all of these benefits, will now receive funding for arts programs in their schools. 

Education News reported the Obama Administration's "Turnaround Arts Initiative," which aims to explore how arts education impacts learning environments and students' educational outcomes. 

The announcement was part of the first White House Talent Show. The program, which will be expanded to 35 schools in 10 states including IA, MA, CT, LA, OR and D.C., will provide $5 million in funding over the next five years. Funding will come from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation and other private companies and foundations. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor


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