STAYING IN SCHOOL, Arts Education and New York City High School Graduation Rates

In New York City, the cultural capital of the world, public school students do not enjoy equal access to an arts education. In fact, in schools with the lowest graduation rates—where the arts could have the greatest impact—students have the least opportunity to participate in arts learning. 

THE CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION (CAE) is an organization committed to stimulating and sustaining quality arts education in the New York City public schools.  CAE is the first organization to publish research results looking at the relationship between school-based arts education and high school  graduation rates.The findings, based on data collected by the New York City Department of Education (DOE), strongly suggest that the arts play a key role in keeping students in high school and graduating on time.

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Arts to Grow (ATG) engages children in the artistic process by providing free, highly tailored and professionally taught arts education programs to youth in the New York metro area who have limited access to the arts. Arts to Grow collaborates closely with schools and community groups to match performing and visual arts programs and Teaching Artists with the specific needs of each group of children. ATG serves the community and society by helping children develop their full potential through the arts.

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