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· The high school dropout rate is four times higher for students who receive no arts education.
· Arts education improves skills essential for reading and language development.
Music education improves math achievement and proficiency. Arts education aids achievement of the "core competencies" needed for employment.
"Education is our primary philanthropic focus at AT&T and our goal is an America where every student graduates high school equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed and strengthen the nation's workforce," said Don Barbour, regional director for AT&T Georgia. "We are pleased to support The Atlanta Opera and its efforts to expand arts education for our young people."
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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2011, more than $115 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs.
Founded in 1979, The Atlanta Opera is one of the finest regional opera companies in the nation. By producing live, mainstage performances of the highest quality and impactful community engagement experiences, The Atlanta Opera enriches lives through the power of opera. The company also works to attract the finest international, national, and regional singers, conductors, stage directors and designers. Each season, The Atlanta Opera presents three productions at the Cobb Energy Centre.