The number of students benefiting from arts education in the U.S. increased only slightly over the last year, from 38 to 39 percent, according to a report from Create CA.
The organization focuses on improving arts education around California, and recently released a report analyzing the status of arts education, improvements and challenges faced across the state.
One of the major findings in its report was that the number of students without access to arts education dropped by more than 25 percent, and also most students in 6th to 12th have some level of access to arts instruction.
Though California law requires that students are offered instruction in dance, music, theater and visual arts, the report found that only 25 percent of students actually have access to all.
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