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Published on May 16, 2012
On April 2, 2012, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a comprehensive statistical report on the conditions of K-12 arts teaching and learning, Arts Education in Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999-2000 and 2009-10. The release event took place at the Myrtilla Miner Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Joining NCES Commissioner Jack Buckley at the event were Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton.
Following an overview of the report's findings by Commissioner Buckley and remarks by Secretary Duncan, Assistant Deputy Secretary Shelton moderated a panel of experts from K-12 and postsecondary education to discuss key aspects of the survey's findings.
Also featured during the one-hour event was the Miner Elementary Glee Club, under the direction of Miner Elementary music specialist Martin Ford.