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Minister Garrett launches The Song Room Research

The Hon. Peter Garrett AM MP launched The Song Room research report, Bridging the Gap in School Achievement through the Arts, on Tuesday 22nd March 2011 at Parliament House, Canberra at a function of 60 MP’s, Senators and educational leaders.

The internationally significant research was commissioned by The Song Room and provides new evidence on the impact of arts-based programs on disadvantaged children’s school attendance, academic achievement and social/emotional wellbeing.

Acclaimed researcher, Prof Brian Caldwell, presented findings from his research and their implications for the Australian and international education sector, alongside Julie White, Head of Macquarie Group Foundation and Caroline Aebersold, CEO of The Song Room.

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