Monday, February 03, 2014

Art program transforms failing school

School music matters. The arts matter. You will see how a school on the skids in Massachusetts became a rising star in student achievement by investing in the arts. Orchard Gardens, a school in Roxbury, Mass., had been plagued by bad test scores and violence -- but one principal’s idea to fire the security guards and hire art teachers has helped turn it around.

-- view on Nightly News - NBC’s Katy Tur reports

-- videos below uploaded by Michelle Boyers

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