Many students today face the problems of not being physically capable to do sports, be that due to injury, handicap, or physicality. The arts provide an outlet for these students to be a part of the school much as people in sports are able to do. The arts also promote good habits in academics such as time management. Many studies have shown that academics flourish with the addition of the arts into a student’s daily life. Students are also able to better express themselves through the arts, increasing their social confidence and teaching them valuable lessons along the way.
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A. Necessary Leadership Action The leadership action that involves one or more groups of community stakeholders is creating a team to create an action plan for one student that attendance has declined and because of the number of missed days, academic achievement has also declined. A1. Why Action is Necessary This action is necessary because the student involved is not showing academic growth and having anxiety with attending school. Attendance has decreased because the student does not want to attend school due to issues with the classroom teacher, as well as other students within this class.