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Education Week: Volunteer Group Restores Art Lessons in Schools

04/26/2016
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http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/04/27/volunteer-group-restores-art-lessons-in-schools.html

Calif.-based group works in 19 states

Until recently, 11-year-old Sinai Medina dreamed of playing pro basketball. Now, he also imagines becoming an artist.

What makes his shift so surprising is that until last year, the dark-haired, serious 5th grader never did art. He never finger-painted, colored in a coloring book, or drew chalk pictures on the sidewalk. He had no arts and crafts at school—no Play-Doh, painting at an easel, or making collages with dried macaroni and glitter.

"Before, we didn't have art and we weren't creative. Now I want to come to school," said Sinai, a 5th grader ...

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