September 13, 2012: Michigan Youth Arts, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Michigan Department of Education, and ArtServe Michigan today released the results of the first comprehensive study of arts education in Michigan schools. The survey set out to determine: What is the status of arts education at the school building level? What role does arts education play in overall school curriculum? How do arts education programs vary between schools?

Jennifer H. Goulet, President and CEO of ArtServe Michigan, commenting on the survey findings said, “The academic curriculum must include opportunities for all children to have access to learning through the arts, regardless of their geography or fiscal health of their schools, communities or families. Learning through the arts shapes young minds to be innovative problem-solvers, develops valuable teamwork skills, and strengthens academic achievement across the curriculum.”

To learn more about this survey click here