325. That is the number of staff members within just Spokane Public Schools who were told on Wednesday that they were being laid off.
The Arts and Dropout Prevention: The Power of Art to Engage, a new white paper from the National Dropout Prevention Network, demonstrates a direct and powerful relationship between an arts education and dropout prevention. Arts learning increases academic self-efficacy and keeps students engaged and in school. It improves academic outcomes, reduces suspensions, predicts higher levels of