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Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day

Lessons from Five Schools

How five schools are strengthening arts education as part of a longer school day.
June 2013
Three children work on their paintings in front of a string of drying art.
  • Author(s)
  • David Farbman, Dennie Palmer Wolf, and Diane Sherlock
  • Publisher(s)
  • The National Center on Time & Learning
Page Count 66 pages


At a time when analysts describe arts education provision as typically being spotty, this report profiles five schools that are strengthening access to arts education as part of a strategy to expand the school day. The report finds that educators at the schools considered arts to be central to their mission, organized the school day to support arts instruction, and saw the arts as improving student engagement.

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