In the News: Council pushes to restore arts programs at NYC public schools

“We are reimagining what education looks like in this post-pandemic, 21st century world,” said Kim Olsen, executive director of the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable, which advocates for increased investments in the arts. “As we think about keeping kids in school and having them return to school every day, we know that starts with the arts…This is not an extra, this is a must have.”

It was a pleasure chatting with WNYC Reporter Jessica Gould about the need for arts education, as the Roundtable launches our “It Starts with the Arts” campaign.


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“Now more than ever, the students need the arts as a vehicle to express themselves, to build community, to think critically, and also to process the world around them, from the reality of this pandemic to the reality that systemic racism persists in our school system, one of the most highly segregated school systems in the country.”