A new study finds that giving students more music, theatre and dance boosts academic success and compassion

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A new study by the Houston Education Research Consortium confirms that arts-learning experiences benefit students in important and measurable ways. Students increase compassion for others, improve their writing scores. Arts learning also decreases discipline rates. In one of the largest gold-standard studies on arts education ever conducted, it is clear that adding time for the arts improves academic success and social-emotional skills. Read the Chalkbeat blog here. Read the full study here.

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