In Wednesday’s (8/5) Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Howard Pousner reports, “The Woodruff Arts Center, which has increased its role in education in recent years, received a major boost in that effort Tuesday with the announcement of a $12 million grant from the Goizueta Foundation. The funding will allow the Midtown arts center to expand the educational programs, resources and services it provides to more than 1 million pre-K through 12th grade students throughout Georgia, as well as support new initiatives. … The Woodruff’s strategic plan, approved by its board in May 2008, calls for the center to play a greater role in education in coming decades, building upon programs of its divisions: the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences. … Among initiatives the $12 million grant will support are the Georgia Center for Professional Learning in the Arts, which trains artists to partner with classroom teachers in using the arts as a tool to stimulate core curriculum learning.”

Posted August 5, 2009