Arts-Based Schooling Spreading

A program that infuses teaching the arts into all aspects of the school program has been a big success in North Carolina, and the program is expanding elsewhere in America. “In the schools’ first four years, they have performed at least as well as the rest of North Carolina’s public schools on the state’s school and student performance tests, known as the ABCs. That’s especially notable, evaluators said, because A-plus students are not “taught to test” – and the schools have a larger percentage of minority students, who typically score lower than other groups on the tests.”