Ten reasons why teaching the arts is critical in a 21st century world – Philadelphia, PA, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post – A Professinal Networking Community for Educators

Due to the impact of K-12 education budget cuts across the country, it is expected that school arts programs (e.g. music, visual arts, dance, theater) in many schools and districts will be reduced or eliminated next year. The arts are often the most vulnerable because they are not considered as important as other subjects and are not evaluated through a high stakes, standardized testing process.

But the reality is that the arts have a powerful impact on learning and are important in their own right. Here are ten reasons why, in a 21st century world, we should STRENGTHEN and EXPAND arts education, not reduce or eliminate it:…

via Ten reasons why teaching the arts is critical in a 21st century world – Philadelphia, PA, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post – A Professinal Networking Community for Educators.

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