Michelle Obama Presents: The White House Turnaround Talent Show!
Bringing Down the House
First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the White House's first talent show as part of an effort to showcase what an integral role the arts play in helping children reach academic heights. In 2012, the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the White House and the Education Department created an experiment called the Turnaround Arts program to test a theory that an arts education can improve students' academic performances. Based on the results of the first eight schools to participate, it worked, and the program will be expanded to include 35 schools. — Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)