New Jersey, a pioneer in universal arts education access (via David Merrett’s Flickrstream)
New Jersey is the first state in the country to provide access to arts education for all students, the 2019 New Jersey Arts Education Annual report says. The state has reached the benchmark for “universal arts education access”, meaning each one of its public schools provides some type of school-based arts instruction during the school day for all students. As of now, over a million students in the state are actively participating in classes in visual and performing arts, according to an announcement by New Jersy’s Governor Phil Murphy on Monday, August 9.
“I am proud to announce that all New Jersey public schools are now offering arts education,” said Governor Murphy in