Evaluating Impact in New Orleans Schools

Evaluating Impact in New Orleans Schools

For the last 20 years, KID smART has used arts integration- the blending of math, science, social studies and English with a variety of art forms- to make classrooms more joyful and effective places to learn. We’ve expanded student outcomes in over 40 schools by...

A New Stage for KID smART

ACT II: A NEW STAGE FOR KID smART Twenty years ago, KID smART was just a twinkle in the eye of its founders, Allison Stewart and Campbell Hutchinson. Over these past two decades, this local arts education organization has served over 30,000 students and 5,000...

Musing on Metrics

Musing on Metrics Each July, as KID smART analyzes our student growth data and the Louisiana Department of Education releases LEAP scores, we find ourselves contemplating the contrasts of these two data sets. This illuminates some of our central questions: What skills...
Donate Art Supplies to Baton Rouge

Donate Art Supplies to Baton Rouge

Leading up to the first week of school, teachers spend countless hours preparing and decorating their classrooms. They use personal funds for supplies and resources for their students. When the first week of school arrived, many Louisiana classrooms were underwater....

Our Eyes on Local Youth Programs

Students deserve the best quality education both in and out of school time. To enhance services to students, New Orleans has embarked on a proven process to increase the quality of out-of-school programming, the Youth Program Quality Initiative (YPQI). In use...