Chancellor Fariña Announces Annual Arts in School Report: Highest Number of Arts Teachers in Eleven Years

Read the press release about the increased investment in arts education from $23 million to $30 million.

Chancellor Fariña today released the 2015-16 Annual Arts in Schools Report, highlighting a record 11 year-high in the number of certified arts teachers, as well a substantial increase in arts programming for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities. The Annual Arts Report also details an increase in arts spending across the City from $367 million in the 2014-15 school year to $399 million in the 2015-16 school year, demonstrating a strong and growing commitment on the part of individual schools to invest in robust arts instruction for students and expanding arts learning to new disciplines.