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Arts education lessens behavior problems, boosts writing skills

On Board Online • April 8, 2019

By Gayle Simidian
Research Analyst

By participating in arts education partnerships, elementary and middle school students in the Houston Independent School District improved writing ability, displayed more concern for others and had fewer disciplinary problems, according to a new study by researchers at Texas A&M and the University of Missouri.

The study is the first to examine the casual effects of school-community art collaborations in an educational environment.

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April 22 petition deadline for school board candidates looms

FOR RELEASE: April 11, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell


The deadline to file petitions to run for a seat on a school board is April 22, less than two weeks away.

For those who are interested in school board service or just want to learn more about the function of school boards in their communities, the New York State School Boards Association is providing a free online resource entitled "The School Board Member Experience."

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