- Associated Press - Monday, April 7, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A new report has found that 20 percent of New York City public schools lack any arts teachers including one out of seven middle and high schools.

The report by city Comptroller Scott Stringer shows that the lack of arts instruction disproportionately affects low-income neighborhoods. It says more than 42 percent of the schools are concentrated in the South Bronx and central Brooklyn.

State law requires that all middle and high school students get arts instruction.

The report is based on Education Department data.

Stringer was set to release the report on Monday.

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