Published Online: March 8, 2007

Report Roundup

Arts Education

Eighty-nine percent of California's public schools do not offer standards-based courses in dance, music, visual arts, and theater, falling short of state goals set up in 2001 by the California state board of education, a report by SRI International says.

The nonprofit Menlo Park, Calif.-based research institute also found that California students fall below the national average in hours of art instruction. The study analyzed research from 1,800 schools, case studies in 13 districts, and statewide databases.

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