In 2009, the Boston Public Schools (BPS) committed to building and deepening arts education for all students K-12. They created the Arts Expansion Initiative (AEI). This commitment of the district, local funders and partners has resulted in:
- increased numbers of certified arts teachers in our schools;
- increased percentage of K-8 students receiving weekly arts instruction from 67% to 87%;
- an increase of high school students receiving any arts instruction from 24% to 56%;
- increased capacity for arts partners supporting arts education in schools.
We have made significant and steady progress in building back arts education as evidenced by the quality of our programs, the changing culture in our buildings, and the broad parent and community advocacy for arts education. Read the rest of this entry »