Education Report Roundup

Arts Education

March 08, 2007 1 min read

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.

“An Unfinished Canvas, Arts Education in California: Taking Stock of Policies and Practices” is posted by SRI International.