Why Teacher Appreciation Week Matters, and How Ovation and LIFEWTR are Celebrating

May 07, 2019

Teachers influence and change the lives of millions of children every single day. That’s why this first full week of May, Ovation joins forces with LIFEWTR to highlight educators who teach the Power of Art. To express our thanks to educators nationwide, Ovation is airing PSAs featuring the important work of teachers supporting arts education.

How important is arts education? It enhances a wide array of academic and life skills:

  • 74% of American agree that the arts help students perform better academically.* 
  • A student involved in the arts is 4x more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.**
  • Students who take four years of arts and music classes average almost 100 points higher on their SAT scores.**

* “Americans Speak Out About The Arts in 2018,” Americans for the Arts.

** “10 Arts Education Fast Facts,” Americans for the Arts.