Actors, Artists Aim to Turn Around Failing Schools With Project That Integrates Arts
In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, actress Sarah Jessica Parker poses for photographers in London. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are signing up for a new initiative Monday with the Obama administration to adopt some of the nation’s worst-performing schools and help turn them around by integrating arts education throughout the schools. AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are adopting some of the nation’s worst-performing schools and pledging Monday to help the Obama administration turn them around by integrating arts education.
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities will announce a new Turnaround Arts initiative as a pilot project for eight schools with officials from the White House and U.S. Department of Education. Organizers said they aim to demonstrate new research that shows the arts can help reduce behavioral problems and increase student attendance, engagement and academic success.
The two-year initiative will target eight high-poverty elementary and middle schools. The schools were among the lowest-performing schools in each of their states and had qualified for about $14 million in federal School Improvement Grants from the Obama administration. The arts initiative will bring new training for educators at the Aspen Institute, art supplies and musical instruments totaling about $1 million per year, funded by private foundations and corporate sponsors.
The schools selected for the project are in both urban and rural areas. They are in New Orleans; Denver; Boston; Washington; Des Moines, Iowa; Portland, Ore.; Bridgeport, Conn.; and Lame Deer, Mont.
You can read the full article via ArtDaily here.
You Might Also Like...
The exhibition presents the rarely shown work of the photographer Karlheinz Weinberger (1921–2006). Together with magazines and a selection of vintage apparel, the pictures document a youth culture in Zurich ...
To highlight the groundbreaking nature of Yves Klein’s monumental FC 1 (Fire Color 1) to be offered at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary sale on May 8, 2012, Christie’s has introduced ...
The funding target of £45m for the Tate Britain Millbank Project has been achieved, Tate announced. The scheme to conserve and upgrade a number of Tate Britain’s beautiful historic galleries, ...
International Fine Art Expositions announces the inaugural International Contemporary Jewelry Fair (ICJF), which will premiere during Art Basel Miami Beach week, December 4th to the 9th of 2012. The fair ...
Nationalmuseum has acquired an elegant necklace by silversmith and artist Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe. In the mid-20th century, she transformed the way jewellery was made and appreciated through her design language ...
Last month, while he was on a two-day business trip to New York, bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach’s Santa Monica home was robbed. He returned from his trip to find ...
A new exhibition has opened at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro that showcases the evolution of St Ives art from 1840 to 1940.
Curated by leading St Ives art expert ...
Sinister Pop, the fourth in a series of six exhibitions reassessing the Whitney’s collection, presents a dark and inventive take on the Museum’s rich holdings of Pop art from the ...
Kunstmuseum Basel Presents the Work of Self-taught Photographer
Christie’s Video Brings Yves Klein Masterpiece to Life
Tate Britain Reaches 71 Million Funding Goal;Will Conserve
International Contemporary Jewelry Fair to Premiere at Art
New Acquisition by Sweden’s Nationalmuseum: Necklace by Vivianna
Thanks To Tip, $10 Million Art Collection Gets
A Century of St. Ives Art Goes on
‘Sinister Pop’ Explores Dark Side of Pop