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Integrate the Arts, Deepen the Learning

Critical thinking, risk taking, and collaboration -- along with academics and discipline -- are just some of the areas where Bates Middle School educators report big improvements since integrating the arts across all subject areas.

"We got to find a way to reach all kids, every kid no matter what, and the arts do that. They give us ways to engage kids to get them involved to have be part of what we want them to be a part of, which is learning the curriculum."