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The value of the Arts in Education

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Students at a drama class at George Pringle Elementary. A student art curator shows off some of the school's art work. (courtesy Gillianne Richards)

Public schools are forced to expand and contract programming based on a yearly thaw of budget dollars, however this cycle offers little security to arts in the curriculum.

You certainly don't hear of schools cutting math because of lack of funding.

Studies show educators value the arts, but a key question is how to make education in the arts sustainable.

The answer may be in something called integration.
   
As part of our series Advancing Education, our arts columnist Gillianne Richards has been taking a look at just that.

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