The ESSA Arts Indicator in Illinois: A Study in the Art of Policymaking
Arts educators foster creativity in students through film production and jazz. They encourage community through student theatre and murals. They help build understanding among cultures of a school through dance. As they have demonstrated in Illinois, arts educators also help develop effective public policy.
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