New Arts and Absenteeism Brochure

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Teacher with kids playing the violin

The NAMM Foundation commissioned a four-year study conducted by Metis Associates to examine whether there is a relationship between the amount of music and arts implementation in New York City public schools and chronic absenteeism. Researchers from Metis Associates examined data from 2015-2019 that included 1,700 public schools and more than 1.1 million students. The study was designed to address the following research question: 

  • What is the relationship between the amount of arts that schools provide and their school-day attendance?   

The study found that offering more music and arts was associated with lower chronic absenteeism rates and higher overall school-day attendance rates. 

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