NY Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: Report says art education in New York City public schools paying off

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Monday, November 16, 2015, 4:00 AM


The city's efforts to boost art instruction in the public schools are paying off, a report by the state controller's office shows.

The study, completed earlier this month by New York State Controller Thomas P. DiNapoli's office, examined city Education Department data showing 95% of surveyed 2014 city high school grads completed mandatory arts lessons, up from roughly half of students who completed the lessons in a similar 2011 audit.

The report also found the city is doing a better job keeping track of whether kids meet the state's rules for arts education, which include minimum instructions levels and requirements for certified arts teachers.

"The DOE should be commended for making progress in ensuring students get required arts education," said DiNapoli.

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