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Stats That Stick: May 11, 2011

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May 11, 2011 08:17 pm

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Two seminal studies with large sample sizes from the late 1990s showed that low income kids who participated in arts education were 4 more times likely to have high academic achievement and 3 times more likely to have high attendance than those who didn’t, and that these students were more likely to be elected to class office and participate in a math or science fair. –Presidential Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

Colorado participation in the AP program has increased more than seven-fold since 1973, with 270 schools and more than 32,000 students signing on last year. More than 21 percent of 2010 seniors had passed an AP exam — well above the national average of 16.9 percent. –Denver Post

In Minnesota, 57 percent of 6th, 9th and 12th graders said they had bullied someone or been bullied. Bullies and those bullied were more likely to report coming from abusive or unsafe homes, having mental and physical problems, and getting lower grades. – Minnesota Student Survey

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