Arts Integration Works: Right Brain Initiative

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Arts Integration Works Says Portland’s “Right Brain Initiative”

Posted: 09/07/2014 4:14 pm EDT Updated: 09/10/2014 6:59 am EDT

The Right Brain Initiative (RBI) serving the greater Portland region released a report that confirms “There is a meaningful and quantifiable link between integrated arts education and student learning,” specifically:

• Students’ reading and math scores increase at least 2.5 times
more than the average annual rate of increase.

• This growth is even greater for English Language Learners. Student’s scores
increased 10 times more after schools partnered with Right Brain.

• For all children, scores continued to rise as schools engaged more deeply
with the Initiative, with a particularly large rate of increase for English
Language Learners.

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