Saw this on The Huffington Post today:
Obama’s Call to Arms on Education Reform – by SUSAN KAISER GREENLAND
The idea of an integrated curriculum (where Arts and Physical Education are as much a part of core studies as traditional subjects like English, History, Math and Science) is well established and supported by research. Studies show that teaching Arts and PE improves academic performance, and new research links teaching social and emotional skills to a significant increase in achievement scores. But when our national priority is teaching to a single high-stakes test, there isn’t much time in the school day for these and other innovative programs.”
Follow the link above and read the article which has a link to the speech Obama gave on this subject.
Learning is messy!