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Published by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, in partnership with the Arts Education Partnership, Critical Evidence: How the ARTS Benefit Student Achievement states that “A growing body of studies … presents compelling evidence connecting student learning in the arts to a wide spectrum of academic and social benefits. These studies document the habits of mind, social competencies and personal dispositions inherent to arts learning. Additionally, research has shown that what students learn in the arts may help them to master other subjects, such as reading, math or social studies.”

Re-Investing in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools, recently published by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH), is the result of 18 months conducting an in-depth review of the current challenges and opportunities facing arts education. The schools covered in the report are improving test scores and fostering their students’ competitiveness in the workforce by investing in arts education strategies.