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Arts Education

March 13, 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.

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

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A version of this article appeared in the March 14, 2007 edition of Education Week

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