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It has been proven to enhance children’s mental and cognitive abilities, increase cultural understanding, improve performance across all curriculum areas and develop social skills. The following links present research findings about the importance of the arts in education and resources for teachers, students, and parents.
President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities:
Reinvesting in Arts Education
ArtsEdge is the John F. Kennedy Center’s arts integration website offering countless resources for teachers to integrate the arts into their curriculum so students may learn in, through, and about the arts.
Drawing on research from ArtsEdSearch.org, The Arts Education Partnership’s bulletin on “Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education” can be downloaded here.
A variety of reports supporting arts education can be found here.
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards provides a guide for educators to teach unified, quality arts education for students from pre-k through high school.
The Smith Center received two grants from Nevada Arts Council, the Partners in Excellence Grant and the Arts Learning Grant.