Why Support the Arts?

I recently learned of the following information and feel that it builds nicely on my last two posts: Do the Arts Make Kids Smarter? and The Arts Are Good For… As I have written in earlier posts, studies continue to show the value of the arts as basic in education....

Do The Arts Make Kids Smarter?

Study after study have shown that where the arts are prevalent in a school’s curriculum—surprise!—test scores rise. In a recent article in Parenting magazine, Nancy Kalish discusses Why Art Makes Kids Smarter .  She notes several different sources and research that...

Hey Right Brain, Left Brain, Meet “Whole Brain”

For decades, artists, arts educators, and other arts supporters have found the right-brain/left-brain notion useful in drawing distinctions between the creative and not-so-creative among us. Now, I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert on the anatomy and...