PCAH Launches Turnaround: Arts
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities' new arts education initiative will help turn around low-performing schools.Developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Turnaround Arts initiative is a public-private partnership designed to narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement through the arts. Working in some of the nation’s lowest-performing elementary and middle schools, this program will test the hypothesis that high-quality and integrated arts education boosts academic achievement, motivates student learning and improves school culture in the context of overall school reform. See the PCAH's landmark study Re-investing in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools, which provides an in-depth study of arts education and its effect on student success, and is the catalyst for this new effort.
Watch Turnaround Arts partner Crayola's video about PCAH's dynamic new program, featuring Savoy Elementary in Washington, DC.