Did you know that young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours, three days a week for a year are: 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools, and 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair? Give children every opportunity to succeed. Make sure they are getting their fair share of arts education which can also lead to your child becoming a more well-rounded individual. Follow the links below for more information!

Quick Facts
Key points about the benefits of arts education!

Congressional Findings in Support of Arts Education
On June 30, 1999, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) introduced a resolution to designate March as Arts Education Month. The Senate passed the resolution on March 2, 2000 that includes language supportive of arts education. The Congressional Record carried the text of the resolution.

Highlights from Key National Research on Arts Education
Proof of the Power of Arts Education Read highlights of key national research on the impact of arts education on children and learning. These brief findings offer links to publication summaries that link to full publications online (when available).

Standards for Arts Education
How High Do We Reach? What is it exactly that our kids should be able to do when they study the arts? We're glad you asked. Standards for arts education have been developed by arts and education experts at the national level, and most of our states have followed suit.

Learning and the Arts: Crossing Boundaries
Those who fund arts and education programs gathered in January 2000 to review the connection between learning in the arts and preparing for a new knowledge-based (less manual labor) economy, to review current research about the cognitive and behavioral assets arts education develops, and to distill the ways of thinking that the arts teach. Short articles by leaders in the field capture the prominent points.

Gaining the Arts Advantage
Gaining the Arts Advantage: Lessons Learned from School Districts that Value Arts Education
Featuring over 90 profiles and case studies of school districts in 42 states, this report reveals success factors that lead to strong, district-wide arts education programs.