New Data: NCES’ Arts Ed Survey Results

National Center for Education Statistics Releases Arts Education Survey Findings

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has issued findings from the first nationwide arts education survey it has conducted in a decade:  “Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999-2000 and 2009-2010.”  The survey documents the state of arts education in U.S. schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan remarks that a “high-quality arts education is critical to providing all students with a world-class education,” but goes on to note that there is an increasing “arts opportunity gap” that is disproportionately affecting high-poverty schools.  For more information, visit the report website.


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