DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Education has chosen a Des Moines elementary school as one of eight in the nation to take part in a new art education program designed to help boost low-performing schools.
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday that Findley Elementary school has been picked to take part in the two-year program to improve student performance through a focus on the arts.
Reynolds says the school was picked because it has a dynamic new set of leaders who have crafted an aggressive plan to improve performance.
Reynolds says high-profile entertainers and education experts will visit the school often as part of the effort.
The Des Moines Register reports that entertainers include Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker.
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