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NYC Schools Chancellor: Arts Teach Valuable Skills

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Schools chancellor says the arts can teach children valuable skills and to develop a work ethic.

Chancellor Carmen Farina made her comments Wednesday to a group of arts education at the Face to Face 2014 conference.

According to the Wall Street Journal ( ), she said the arts processes of revising, editing, rehearsing and performing can help students learn analytical skills.

She said she believes every middle school should have a theater program. She says drama can transport children from "where you are to what you can be."

But a report this month by the city comptroller has found that 20 percent of city public schools lack any arts teachers including one out of seven middle and high schools.


Information from: The Wall Street Journal,

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