New evidence suggests that teaching artists and arts education can improve student achievement and outcomes.
“Teaching Artists and the Future of Education,” a three-year study by NORC at the University of Chicago, demonstrates a strong correlation between learning in the arts and improved student behavior, attendance, engagement in school, critical thinking, problem solving and even test scores. The study reveals these effects are magnified for low-income students.
Nick Rabkin, the study’s principal investigator, will speak about arts education in the schools here at the City Club, Wed., June 13 at noon. His talk will establish the arts as a core element of education reform.
Tickets for Nick Rabkin are available through the City Club at www.cityclub.org or Toll-Free at 888-223-6786 or locally at 216-621-0082. Tickets are $15 for City Club members, $25 for guests.