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Arts and CCSS

February 19, 2013

Aline Hill-Ries writes in ASCD Express that the Arts should be viewed at the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA and math. By looking at what has been learned on how arts education can impact student achievement, no wonder others are utilizing the arts in relationship to the new CCSS. The report completed and published in 2011 by the President’s Council on the Arts and Humanities, Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future through Creative Schools includes this information.

The article states “that numerous studies have found that incorporating the arts into core learning can positively affect students’ academic achievement, both in their language and literacy development and in their mastery of mathematics.” To some this information is a surprise. With the release of the CCSS this information is being viewed with a critical eye.

You can read the entire ASCD article by clicking here.

Thanks to MAAI teacher leader Barbie Weed for sending this information.


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