NC Arts Ed Task Force Report Submitted

From today’s NC Department of Public Instruction Arts Education Update:

The State Board of Education appointed a task force of members from the
Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Cultural
Resources to create a Comprehensive Arts Education Development plan for
the public schools in North Carolina. The members include
representatives from NC superintendents, principals, business, parents,
the NC Community College system, the UNC system, LEA arts education
coordinators, the A+ Schools Program, the former Joint Select Committee
on Arts Education, state organizations, and representatives for each of
the arts disciplines (dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts). In
addition to members appointed by the State Board of Education, the task
force includes a member of the House of Representatives appointed by the
Speaker and a member of the Senate appointed by the President Pro

The S66 Comprehensive Arts Education Plan Task Force report was
accepted by the State Board of Education and submitted to the Joint
Legislative Education Oversight Committee of the NC General Assembly on
December 2, 2010. To view the S66 report, please visit the link from the
State Board of Education page:

This has important implications for all our students, teachers, arts organizations, and both K-12 schools and high ed.  Just imagine…

Vision for Arts Education

In today’s globally competitive world, innovative thinking and creativity are essential for all school children. High quality, standards-based instruction in the arts develops these skills and effectively engages, retains, and prepares future-ready students for graduation and success in an entrepreneurial economy. Dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts, taught by licensed arts educators and integrated throughout the curriculum, are critical to North Carolina’s 21st century education.


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