Join the Delaware Division of the Arts in celebrating March for the Arts in Education Month. Highlighting the importance of the arts in every child's education, Governor Jack Markell introduces "Empowering Youth through the Arts," this year's video series featuring signature arts education programs in Delaware.
March for the Arts in Education Month was established by the General Assembly a decade ago to annually recognize the important role that the arts play in educating our youth and providing valuable opportunities for community engagement in and through the arts.
For more information on arts education, check out the links to arts education research on the Division of the Art's website, www.artsdel.org.
Videos showcasing Delaware students engaged in learning through the arts. In celebration of March for the Arts in Education month, the Delaware Division of the Arts is proud to feature several outstanding arts education initiatives in Delaware presented by Delaware arts organizations. This series of YouTube clips demonstrates how Delaware arts organizations play a critical role in providing valuable resources to schools to integrate arts programming into both the arts and general curricula.
Research shows the importance of the arts in the academic life of students: correlating with higher test scores, improved critical thinking, and stronger engagement, not to mention reduced truancy, discipline problems, and dropout rates.
In 2003, Senator Dorinda A. Connor authored an Act under Senate Bill No. 116 of the 142nd General Assembly, designating the month of March as March for the Arts in Education month. Senator Connor envisioned a month devoted to combined and concentrated efforts to celebrate arts education throughout the state—recognizing the critical role that the arts play in providing a well-rounded education for Delaware's youth.