Access to Arts Education

Access to Arts Education

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Under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA), districts and schools must demonstrate adequate yearly progress for all students. Because schools may spend more time improving students' academic skills to meet NCLBA's requirements, some are concerned that arts educ. (AE) might be cut back. This report asked: (1) has the amount of instruction time for AE changed and, if so, have certain groups been more affected than others; (2) to what extent have state education agencies' requirements and funding for AE changed since NCLBA; (3) what are school officials in selected districts doing to provide AE since NCLBA and what challenges do they face in doing so; and (4) what is known about the effect of AE in improving student outcomes? Ill.level of the school district, schoolsa#39; performance status under NCLBA, and schoolsa#39; urban and rural location. ... Most elementary school teachersa€”about 90 percenta€”reported that ... In addition, when we examined the average amount of change in weekly instruction time among teachers that reported either an increase or a ... larger average reductions than teachers at schools with low percentages of these students.3 For example, teachers reporting decreases in arts education time atanbsp;...

Title:Access to Arts Education
Author: Cornelia M. Ashby
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-06

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