re: >I don't think he truly understands how the arts help increase performance
in other areas. Does anyone have some articles or statistics that they
can share that help support the academic benefits of arts (or the losses
resulting from no or scaled-back arts programs)?
Ask your principal if he subscribes to the ASCD Journal (Association for
Supervision and Curriculum Development ) .... they also have a website: http://www.ascd.org/.
I believe it was the November or December issue on authentic
assessment.... had lots and lots of references to art.... I recommend it
Kayenta Intermediate School
Kayenta, AZ 86033