- Associated Press - Monday, November 16, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A state comptroller’s reporter obtained by the Daily News of New York shows the city’s efforts to boost art education in public schools are paying off and 95 percent of high school graduates completed mandatory art lessons.

That was up from about half of students who completed lessons in an audit done in 2011, according to the News https://nydn.us/1LhzZ3c .

The report also found the city is doing a better job of tracking whether students meet state rules for arts education. City officials say the better compliance with arts standards is due in part to better tracking measures.

But there was also an extra $23 million budgeted for arts instruction, new facilities, programs and teachers.

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli tells the News the city’s department of education should be commended.



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Information from: Daily News, https://www.nydailynews.com

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