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Texas PTA Day at the Capitol is February 26th
Contact your representative today and make your voice heard. Art is a priority for Texas parents and teachers!  A healthy lifestyle includes the arts.
Art Facts
The Arts have an impact on cognitive development- music, dance and acting improves a range of life and academic skills
SAT Scores and the Arts- Students with four years of high school arts classes have higher SAT scores than students with one and a half year or less.
Arts Programs for at-risk youth- Studies by the US Department of Justice demonstrates increased pro-active social behavior among youth in arts programs.
Improved Academic Performance- Students who participate in the arts both in school and after school, demonstrate improved academic performance and lower drop out rates.
Arts in Education Day at the Capitol

Arts Education Days at the Capitol
March 9-10, 2009

Terri Bieber
Texas PTA Arts-in-Education Chairman 
*Artwork represents our State Reflections winners for 2008- I Can Make A Difference"  Visual Arts category, High School Division