Wednesday, January 18, 2017     Volume: 17, Issue: 45
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The value of an arts education

We all know that when school budgets get tight, art and music education are early casualties. Traditionally, schools and classrooms are rated according to how students perform on standardized tests. You can scan those tests until you grow very weary, but you will never see mention of a treble clef or a two-point perspective. Fortunately, our school and community leaders understand that the arts are essential elements of ... [ Read More ]