The Creative Learning Initiative Innovates Teaching and Learning: Impact Highlights of the 2014–2015 School Year

The Creative Learning Initiative (CLI), a collective impact partnership among the
Austin Independent School District (AISD), the city of Austin, and MINDPOP (an arts
organization dedicated to expanding creative learning in Austin and representing over
50 arts and cultural agencies), created arts-rich schools at a rate that exceeded the
benchmark goal. The CLI had a positive impact on teachers and students, as well as the
district. Teachers reported positive experiences with the program activities and positive
changes in student engagement, behavior, and student achievement. Students had
better academic performance, improved attendance, decreased discipline incidents,
and increased access to arts opportunities. 

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