Back to School!
For many young people in our region, it's Back to School week: time for new teachers, new textbooks, freshly-sharpened pencils and...art! Everyone in the community benefits when schools succeed, turning out well-rounded individuals and educating the whole child. Schools succeed by providing motivation, developing creativity, and ensuring students are ready to take their place as citizens and contributors to our civic life. Fortunately, we know that integrating the arts into kids' education in and out of school makes it easier for schools to succeed.
This month marks the beginning of ArtsWave' third year of arts integration programming in six selected Cincinnati Public Schools. Teaching artists from local arts organizations, such as Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre, partner with teachers to infuse art into the curriculum, bringing history, geography, science and literature to life through music, drawing, dance, and performance. Check out our video of highlights from the first two years of the program. Thanks to all the local artists who helped make this program a success.
Big congratualtions to our partners at Cincinnati Public Schools for being rated "Effective" for the second year in a row-- the highest ranked urban school district in Ohio. We love how the arts are making our region a great place to grow up!