Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement

Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement

Funding for arts education in public schools is declining, especially in less-affluent communities, a new report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and the Arts Education Partnership, with support from the MetLife Foundation, finds. Among other things, the report, Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement (24 pages, PDF), describes how the study of specific art forms can advance math and reading comprehension, contributes to cognitive and social skills, and increases overall learning.