PBS NewsHour Features ReNEW Dolores T. Aaron Academy
PBS NewsHour recently featured New Orleans' ReNEW Dolores T. Aaron Academy on a piece about the arts positively impacting education. The program followed the launch of Turnaround Arts at the school.
Led by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, a White House advisory committee on cultural issues, together with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, local partners, and several private foundations, Turnaround Arts brings arts education programs and supplies to a group of the lowest-performing elementary and middle schools in the country. These resources help schools improve attendance, parent engagement, student motivation, and academic achievement.
The Preservation Hall Foundation is proud to also work with DTA in our "Neighborhood Horns" program, where an artist in the Preservation Hall musical collective provides lessons to young music students in local New Orleans schools. At Dolores T. Aaron Academy, we have helped to establish the DTA Brass Band, a student comprised Brass Band learning and performing the traditional repertoire. They are also featured in the video below.