Why is arts learning so unique in its impact?
Nurturing creativity through arts education develops skills and attributes that cannot be replicated through other experiences. Children who are sequentially educated in the arts have a better chance of becoming innovative, critical thinkers who are comfortable adapting from mistakes. A standard, Pre-K-12 curriculum that includes arts education fosters well-rounded graduates who enter college and the workforce with creative skills and a competitive edge. Arts learning is essential to student success.
- Amy Wright “Through the PAL program, our teachers have taken a leadership role in advancing the integration of arts in our school community. This has had a significant impact on student engagement in their classrooms, in the climate of the school in general, and, in their personal feeling of efficacy as teachers to meet the needs of all students.” Amy Wright Stillwater Riverview School District