As of 2013, Tennessee is the fastest growing state for academic improvement. Public schools (pre-Kindergarten – grade 12), principals, teachers, alternative education sites for special needs students, cultural organizations with arts education programs for schools, community service organizations that provide arts programming, individuals trained to implement arts education programs, and professional artists interested in working in educational settings.
Key findings from the report include 88% of elementary students participate in both music and visual arts classes for approximately 50 minutes per week in each art form.73% of high schools have a local policy that exceeds the state graduation requirement of one-half credit in the arts.
This study provides essential data on student access, teacher training, assessment, and accountability in arts education in K-12 schools in Michigan, and lays the groundwork to drive future arts education policy decisions that effect all Michigan students.
The Census Project is part of a public-private partnership that includes the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, New Jersey Department of Education, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, and Quadrant Arts Education Research.
Results from the statewide research show that nearly 90 percent of Arizona students have access to at least one arts education program, but that half of the schools responding to the survey reported no budget for curricular support in arts education and almost 8 out of 10 schools spent less than half-a-penny a day on arts education.