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Earlier this week, Governor Deal announced the creation of the Arts Learning Task Force to help improve student achievement with the development of robust arts learning environments. Deal says that the Arts Learning Task Force will work to make Georgia a leader in education and innovation.

This program will give recommendations of how to include education of the arts into classrooms K-12. Deal stated, “Students need to embrace the power of creative thinking and innovation in order to attain 21st century skills and become globally competitive and culturally literate. Businesses depend on our education system to produce candidates that are college and career ready, and I am confident that this task force’s recommendation will effectively improve academic achievement and workforce readiness.”

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts will be the administrative entity for the task force, see the task force names now!