A recent article published in the Feb.2009: Art Education issue of "Edutopia," discusses why art education is crucial, and school districts at the forefront of art education. The article discusses how comprehensive and innovative arts initiatives are taking root in a growing number of school districts. Some communities, such as New York, Chicago, and Minneapolis, are forging partnerships between the school district and the city's vibrant arts community in order to build stronger educational art programs. Communities, such as those in Dallas, are also using art to reinvent its school district. It is always great to see how other school and states are emphasizing art in theirs schools.
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