Arts in Education

Arts in Education

littlegirl1The Lehigh Valley Arts Council worked to administer the State of Arts-in-Education K-12 Study in the public and private schools in the twenty-two districts in our three-county region during this past 2014-15 academic year. Data collection ended on June 12, 2015, and we are currently working to compile the results.

The 2008 study “Snapshot of the State of Arts-in-Education in K-12” provided a base line from which to determine the impact of the recent economic downturn on the amount of arts practices and the number of arts specialists in our schools. Once the analysis and report are completed in the summer 2015, the Arts Council plans to co-host a public forum in Fall 2015 and release the results.

Goals of the Arts-in-Education Study:
  • to unite the educational community around the value and role of arts education;
  • to develop a network of arts-in-education practitioners and advocates that can learn from each other’s successes in overcoming obstacles and making a positive impact on learning; and
  • to engage all 22 districts’ faculty and principals.

All answers are confidential. The data that was collected will be analyzed in the aggregate, and no individual school or school district will be cited in the reporting. In order to ensure privacy, the records of the study will be kept in a locked file; only the researchers will have access to the records.