Resources

May 4, 2016

Dancing to the Top: How Collective Action Revitalized Arts Education in Boston

This case study of the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion examines the expansion of quality in-school arts instruction as a means to increase equity of opportunity in Boston Public Schools.

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October 1, 2014

From Schooling to Learning: Leveraging Community-Based Arts Education for Credit

In 2012, EdVestors led a partnership between Boston Public Schools and community organizations to provide course credit to students participating in community-based arts learning. This pilot project was designed to expand students’ access to and participation in arts education, a requirement for high school graduation.

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May 26, 2014

Students Speak: The Arts Advantage from a Youth Perspective

This report summarizes the major quantitative and qualitative findings from a Spring 2013 survey of over 1200 demographically representative Boston students about their current arts learning and the arts learning that they would like to do in the future.

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January 23, 2014

Survey of Public School Parents in Boston on Arts Programming

In 2014 EdVestors released a survey, conducted by MassINC Polling Group, finding strong support for arts education among parents in Boston Public Schools (BPS). BPS parents believe arts education keeps their children engaged in school and helps improve academic performance.

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June 6, 2013

The Arts Advantage: The Impact of Arts Education in Boston Public Schools

This report highlights case studies of Boston Public Schools that are using the arts as a part of their overall school improvement strategy.

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