Publisher(s): Center for Arts Education
Funder(s): Altman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, Greentree Foundation
View Report (31 pages; 2.04MB; PDF)
Area of Focus: Arts Education
The report looks at the relationship between arts-education and high school graduation rates in New York City public schools. The findings suggest that the arts do play a part in retaining students and graduation timeliness.
Key Findings and/or Recommendations
+Research has shown that arts education has had measurable impact on at-risk youth in deterring delinquent behavior and attendance problems while increasing overall academic performance.
+Students in danger of dropping out cite participation in the arts as a reason for staying in school.
=High schools in the top third of graduation rates consistently had more certified arts teachers, dedicated arts classrooms, coursework in the arts, and school-sponsored arts field trips compared to the bottom third.
Geographic Focus: New York City
Subjects/Keywords: Arts Education; High school; Elementary and Secondary Education; At-risk Youth; Graduation Rates.
+ Successful strategy
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