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New program bringing arts education to Iowa City

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A new program will bring more art programs to kids in Iowa City.

On Tuesday the Iowa City Community School District announced their new Any Given Child program, which is run by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

The program aims to provide equal arts education for all kindergarten through eighth grade students in the district.

"One of the things that we know is that students who are a part of a well-rounded, comprehensive curriculum do better in school in general," said Stephen Murley, Superintendent. "Giving kids the opportunity to participate really enhances their opportunity to take advantage of our educational system."

Iowa City was selected as the eighth any given child site in the country. One of the reasons the city was chosen was because the schools can partner with the University of Iowa's Hancher.

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