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New Arts-Based Charter School to Open in the LES

(DNAINFO)  Lisha Arino | November 8, 2015 — A new charter school with an arts-focused curriculum is planning to open in the Lower East Side next year.

The City School of the Arts, a charter middle school, plans to integrate the arts throughout its program to engage students and help them succeed academically, said co-founder Jamie Davidson, who added that many studies have linked artistic study with increased cognitive skills like numeracy and critical thinking.

“When kids are engaged meaningfully, whether it’s the arts or otherwise, the school feels better and kids do better,” she said.

Source: New Arts-Based Charter School to Open in the LES – Lower East Side – DNAinfo.com New York