2018 will be remembered as a year of collective impact by those who care deeply about arts education in New Jersey!
Thanks to our partners, supporters, and loyal ambassadors,
Arts Ed NJ remained focused on providing the clear,
consistent voice that leads to positive change.
In New Jersey, there is much cause for celebration.
As a result of our collective efforts:
- Participation in Arts Education programs has risen to 80% of all students up from 65% from 2006. This means more than 1 million students now participate in the arts every year! There are now 200,000 MORE students participating in arts education programs EACH YEAR compared to one decade ago. High school arts enrollment grew by nearly 10% as a result of the implementation of the new “grade weighting” law we championed.
- Full-time, sequential arts programs have been restored for all students in Paterson and additional visual and performing arts teachers have been hired in Trenton.
- The number of students WITHOUT access to arts instruction has plummeted from 75,000 students in 2006 to just 3,400 students in 2017.