Turnaround Arts

Presidential Council on Arts and the Humanities: Turnaround Arts is a school turnaround pilot conducted out of the White House with the goal of narrowing the achievement gap and improving student academics at low-performing schools by relying on the arts. The program’s backers include major music and screen celebrities, plus moguls like Russell Simmons, who adopt the schools and work directly with students and teachers in implementing the turnaround project’s key tenets.