Supporting Student Wellness Through the Arts

Following increased concerns about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting students’ mental health and wellness, the Education Commission of the States gathered information and resources to help education leaders support students. In this final post of our student mental health series, authors explore the connection between arts education and student wellness.

By May of 2020 , an estimated 55.1 million K-12 students participated in virtual learning because of COVID-19. For some students, the shift disrupted access to educators, behavioral health staff, emotional supports and other components of in-school learning that support students’ overall wellness.