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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Results of NAEP Arts 2008 Assessment

Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--June 15, 2009.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement today regarding results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts 2008 assessment of Music and Visual Arts at Grade 8:

These results are important for several reasons. First, they remind us that the arts are a core academic subject and part of a complete education for all students. The arts are also important to American students gaining the 21st century skills they will need to succeed in higher education and the global marketplace – skills that increasingly demand . . .

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