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August 31, 2014

Can Kickstarter Save Arts Education?
Despite overwhelming evidence that arts education correlates with higher graduation rates, better college performance and future success in the workplace, in some school districts across the country shrinking school budgets and strict curriculum standards keep restricting the time that teenage students spend exploring their creative sides. So a panel of artists, educators and activists — including marquee names like Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, author Salman Rushdie and design duo Rodarte — have come up with a novel solution, perfectly suited to the Internet age: a free, crowdfunded, peer-to-peer online arts school that brings the arts to students who need them.

The Washington Post article can be read entirely by clicking here.

Thanks to Americans for the Arts for providing this information for me to pass forwrwd


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