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Read all the research, news, and policy in our arts education RECAP for April 2024.


State of the Arts 2023: Arts Vibrancy Insights into All 50 States, “Generally, we see that states ranking higher for arts vibrancy also have lower poverty rates – with notable exceptions.” SMU DataArts

Can arts education help children heal from trauma? “Arts education is so effective in working with students impacted by trauma because the creative process operates on an instinctual level.” CapRadio


How could teacher residencies reshape arts education in California? “From an equity perspective, residency programs are just so amazing. You have funding to diversify the workforce, to recruit and retain candidates of color, who reflect what our student population is.” Piedmont Exedra


Expanding arts education requires accountability and team effort, panel says, “Use the public comment at your school district’s meetings; ask your principal questions; there is a seat for you at the table, and if there isn’t, please make one for yourself.” EdSource


Art for Life’s Sake: The Case for Arts Education, “In sum, arts education is central to the core mission of public education—to equip a citizenry for self-government—and recognition of this fact is long overdue.” American Academy of Life & Sciences


Raising the curtain on Prop 28: Can arts education help transform California schools? “Can it help close an achievement gap that’s wider than ever coming out of the pandemic?” EdSource

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