In Boston, students studied Langston Hughes’ poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” as part of a unit on African American history.
Using the Arts to Turn Schools Around
Evidence builds in favor of integrating arts for positive outcomes
Ask students and parents how the arts are seen in their schools, and many will say that they are treated as add-on enrichment programs. But a new national initiative is betting that a full embrace of the arts can be an effective core turnaround strategy for schools with low achievement.
An interview with Richard J. Murnane