KGO ABC 7, Chris Nguyen…Students at an East Bay Elementary School were treated to some Hollywood magic Friday, thanks in part to a national program that educators say has made all the difference in boosting academic achievement.
Turnaround Arts is a national program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It was founded in 2011 by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, a White House advisory committee on cultural issues, under the leadership of former First Lady Michelle Obama. The program is based on the premise that high-quality and integrated arts education can strengthen school reform efforts, boost academic achievement, and increase student engagement in schools facing some of the toughest educational challenges in the country.
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