Education Reform

Nicole Miura

Standardized Testing

In 2001, the United States Congress was under the impression they had fixed the entire educational system with the No Child Left Behind Act. However, one of the fundamental flaws with the act is that funding for the nations schools from the federal government was affixed on top of standardized testing scores. Because of this, schools have focused all of their resources on material that is on the standardized tests, and have accidentally severed funding from programs like fine arts and sports.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. -Barack Obama

Physical Enviornment

School Without Walls Fosters A Free-Wheeling Theory Of Learning

“The differentiated spaces allow the children to learn on their own terms, creating different types of learning scenarios. In that way, the design lets the school unfold its potential.” --Rosan Bosch

Incorporating the Arts

Infusion: Arts in Education - using arts to learn

The Benefits of Integrating Arts into the Curriculum

In a study of 25,000 middle and high school students, those with an art education performed better on standardized tests. In fact, the more art classes a student took, the higher their SAT scores. Other benefits of an art education include improved reading and language skills, improved mathematics skills, improved thinking skills, improved social skills, and a greater motivation to learn - all leading to positive school enrollment.