Saturday, December 20, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 


State Comptroller Says City Public Schools Falling Short in Arts Education

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: State Comptroller Says City Public Schools Falling Short in Arts Education
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

The state comptroller says that city public schools are falling short in arts education.

An investigation found that schools failed in some way to meet standards set by the state Department of Education nearly two-thirds of the time.

That could be because teachers were not specifically certified to teach art, because schools couldn't prove that their students were getting three hours of art classes a week, or because the classes didn't have an approved syllabus.

The report is based on a random sampling of several hundred high school students across the city.

The Department of Education called the conclusions of the audit misguided because many of the violations were based on unclear documentation rules.

A spokesman for the DOE said, in part, "Study after study shows how critical an arts education is to prepare students for college and career. And we are committed to continuing to make sure that every student receives a high-quality arts education." ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP