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Volunteers Serve as Alternative Art Education Resources

As schools around the country faced budget cuts over recent years, many discarded their internal arts programs first. A school in California found an alternative, contracting with nonprofit volunteers to offer art curriculum.

Students at Austin Discovery School work on a project at the Texas charter school on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011.

As schools around the country faced budget cuts throughout the past decades, many discarded their internal arts programs first. A school in California found a cost-effective alternative, contracting with nonprofit volunteers to offer art curriculum. These volunteer organizations help the lowest income schools afford the service, and feedback from participants show huge improvements in students’ academic and disciplinary growth. (Education Week)

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