Teaching artists—artists who make teaching a part of their professional practice as artists—are critical to the future of arts education and to improving the quality of schools. These are two of the conclusions of the Teaching Artists Research Project, a three-year study by NORC at the University of Chicago, that is the most comprehensive examination of the work and world of teaching artists.
Prior studies have provided strong evidence that arts education has powerful positive effects on student achievement and outcomes. This brand new study, led by Nick Rabkin, offers hope to schools struggling to preserve arts education programs and to policy-makers searching for effective education strategies to improve schools.
CMW is featured several times in the full report which is available to download here.