Brookings: Creative Arts Industry Lost 2.7 Million Jobs, More Than $150 Billion in Sales in Four Months

The creative arts industry lost 2.7 million jobs and more than $150 billion in sales of goods and services over four months of pandemic shutdowns, a report published by the Brookings Institution estimates.

In its report, “Lost Art: Measuring COVID-19’s devastating impact on America’s creative economy,” the authors estimate that of the 50 states, “California will be hit hardest in terms of absolute losses for creative industries and occupations, followed by New York and Texas.”

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Michigan Students Fail to Improve Under Common Core

Students attending K-12 public schools in Michigan are failing to improve on nationally standardized tests after Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were fully implemented in the state. Funding was delayed until late 2013.

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