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Re: Support for arts programs

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Fran Marze (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 20:25:58 -0500 (EST)

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I will try and copy a mailing from NAEA(I believe) that shows correlation
between those who take arts courses and their SAT scores. I just sent one
to our guidance counselor dept. chair.

On Sun, 14 Dec 1997, tgibbons wrote:

> Our district is currently looking at expanding and overhauling the visual
> arts program. Our hope is that we will be able to convince our school
> board to add art teachers on every elementary campus and to offer
> advanced classes on the middle school and H.S.levels. Currently our art
> courses are not scheduled in order to provide for sequential learning nor
> are we able to provide for the career oriented art student. With
> statistics, we may be able to make a strong enough case to support needed
> changes and make a good presentation. Does any one out there have any
> definative info.supporting visual arts programing? We need statistics
> such as correlations between art, grades and test scores etc. Also what
> about pamphlets, videos etc. that could be shown to board members?
> Thanks! Terry G

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