1/21/2010

Basic music instruction is provided in 95% of Oklahoma's elementary schools, but only half offer students more than one music class, a report assessing music instruction in the state shows. Many middle schools offered music instruction through band or choir classes, and more than 60% of high schools offered students fewer than three music classes. State education chief Sandy Garrett said that testing demands diminished the focus on arts education, which is part of the core curriculum in Oklahoma.

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