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Research looks at the arts-makes-you-smarter question

A three-year, seven-university research project suggests a connection between the arts and thinking skills, reports Education Week. Read the full research report supported by the Washington-based Dana Foundation. The report includes a paper by researcher Elizabeth Spelke titled “Effects of Music Instruction on Developing Cognitive Systems at the Foundations of Mathematics and Science.”

Does your school provide a well-rounded curriculum for all students, including rigorous programs in arts, foreign languages, and social studies?

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