A study released in February by the Houston Education Research Consortium explores the impacts of arts education on elementary and middle school students in Houston, TX. Researchers worked with the school district to randomly assign schools to participate in Houston's Arts Access Initiative, and studied students enrolled in the program as well as students not receiving additional arts education.
Researchers found that "arts-learning experiences benefit students in terms of reductions in disciplinary infractions, increases in compassion for others and improvements in writing achievement," as well as improved school engagement.
Read the full study here.
Published: February 15, 2019