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How can we collectively transform public education through the arts to create a better future for everyone?

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New Report from National Endowment of the Arts

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“At-risk youths with a history of intensive arts experiences enjoy better academic outcomes and are more civically engaged than disadvantaged students who largely miss out on the arts, finds a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts.”

http://www.nea.gov/news/news12/Arts-At-Risk-Youth.html

“The benefits can be seen across a variety of measures, from test scores and school grades to honors-society memberships, high school graduation, and college enrollment and attainment. In addition, these young people are more likely to get involved with volunteer activities and local politics.”

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