Arts leaders who fear that testing is squeezing out creative learning may find some hope in an after-school program in the Hill--and the reaction of one 4th-grader who refused to leave the classroom, the New Haven Independent reports. Elena Brennan was one of 11 students who stayed after-hours at the Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy last week to take part in an arts program run by a local not-for-profit called Arte, Inc. When her mom showed up 40 minutes early to pick her up, Elena refused to go--she was having too much fun penciling in the eyes on a self-portrait in...
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