June 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

Austin ISD to redesign music, art classes to boost PE, academics

Third grade student from Manchaca Elementary School, Connor Rice, during art class in 2020.

Seeking more time for teacher planning and exercise for learners, Austin school leaders are preparing to adjust the plan for physical education and learning, artwork and audio courses in elementary schools up coming year.

At present, elementary pupils alternate between bodily schooling, art and music every university working day. That adds up to a few 45-minute course durations in each and every subject each individual two weeks. 

Under a new district strategy, pupils would receive daily 45-moment PE classes, in addition to recess, and main academics would get 6½ planning hours per 7 days. Depending on modifications at every campus, pupils could also attend artwork and audio lessons significantly less frequently but have access to other electives, in accordance to district leaders.

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