arteLearningworld News from USA

New York City has invested $23 million to improve art education including to employ 300 new art teachers. The investment has also generated a professional learning series where more than 1000 teachers and parent coordinators has participated. It was designed to help integrate and promote the arts in school communities. According to the 2013-14 Arts in Schools Report released by the NYC Department of Education the goal was to fulfil “our mission to develop the whole student—academically, socially and emotionally”. It equally important for students who want to pursue careers in the arts to graduate prepared to enter these highly competitive fields. Source: 2013-14 Arts in Schools Report