Tech Report September 1, 2009
An unfinished canvas: District capacity and the use of new funds for arts education in CaliforniaSRI Authors Katrina Woodworth
Woodworth, K. R., Campbell, A. Z., Bland, J. A., and Mayes, N. L. (2009). An unfinished canvas. District capacity and the use of new funds for arts education in California. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.
Questions about district leadership and capacity—particularly in light of the new funding—served as the impetus for this study. Through a survey of leaders in 385 districts, we assessed districts’ capacity with respect to arts education, explored early spending choices, and examined the relationship between the two. We also studied changes in arts education since the new resources became available and worked to understand the barriers that continue to stand in the way of comprehensive arts education for all California students.