Providence Ordered To Restore Arts Ed

Over the past five years, the city of Providence, Rhode Island, has been steadily eliminating arts education programs in its public schools in order to close budget gaps. As it turns out, that doesn’t sit well with the state commissioner of education, who this week ordered to city to restore art and music classes by next year. “Starting with the 2008 senior class, students will have to demonstrate their proficiency in a core curriculum that includes technology and the arts.”