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A Vital Union Humanities and Education: A Vital Union   What is SIRS Renaissance? SIRS Renaissance ® - ' ' is a reference  selected from over 700 domestic and international publications. Many articles are accompanied  by full-color graphics, including art reproductions, photographs and illustrations. Additional  content databases include: Award Recipients; Recommended References; Lifetime Readings;  Spotlight of the Month and Glossary of the Arts, which includes definitions from  The Hutchinson  Dictionary of the Arts, The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Music, The Hutchinson Dictionary of  Ideas  and  The Hutchinson Dictionary of Symbols in Art  as well as terms written by SIRS staff.  Articles are indexed according to Library of Congress guidelines. Subject Heading, Subject Tree  and Keyword search methods are provided.  Why Do We Need the Arts? As art and music programs are increasingly cut from American school curricula, the significance  of arts education and its impact on students have become mainstream concerns. In 1997, the  U.S. Department of Education published its findings on a 10-year study of 25,000 students:  students involved in music programs attained higher standardized-test and reading-proficiency  scores than students who were not a part of these programs. A 1999 study conducted by the  National Arts Education Partnership demonstrated that a student's participation in the arts  positively influenced his or her success in other areas of learning.  People associated with the arts have long recognized the field's compatibility with—and perhaps  its obligation to—education. Professionals in their respective disciplines offer their thoughts about  arts in education. All of the articles referenced below may be found on SIRS Renaissance, a  reference database created in acknowledgement of the arts and humanities' exceptional  contributions to education. --  Michelle Houseweart, editor for the Performing Arts and Multimedia  categories on SIRS Renaissance.   What Others are Saying "It was a lot of work [heading the New York State Council on the Arts]," says [actress and singer  Kitty Carlisle] Hart, "but let me tell you, it was worth it! I would be traveling the state, visiting  classrooms, and museums, and theater groups, giving them encouragement, and finding out  what they needed. To me, there's no better way to give a child who's in trouble a chance at a new 
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