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    $2 million approved for Arkansas+ education program

    4:40 PM, Apr 8, 2013   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Could singing, dancing, and drawing help kids learn math, science and reading? Arkansas schools will soon find out.

    The senate gave the final OK Monday to a bill that studies the impact of the arts on education. It allots $2 million for a 5-year pilot program, testing Arkansas A+, which incorporates various forms of the arts into normal classroom lessons.

    "It's a very humbling experience to have gone through the process and had almost no opposition and have it be totally bipartisan is pretty amazing," said Paul Leopolous, with the THEA Foundation, a proponent of the program.

    The bill now goes to the governor's desk for his signature.

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