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High School Standards Review

September 30, 2013

Starting today – September 30!

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) is conducting a public review of substantive portions of draft high school national core arts standards for dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts beginning today, Monday, September 30 and ending Monday, October 21, 2013. Music will include draft high school music standards for the strand of secondary ensembles as part of the review. Everyone with an interest is welcome to participate in the public review. To participate in the review process and to view all public documents related to the arts standards, please go to

Thursday, October 24, 2013Lynn Tuttle, Arizona Department of Education Director of Arts Education and one of the leaders in the revision of the National Core Arts Standards will be providing a presentation at the opening session at the Arts Education: Leading the Way conference on the standards. This is a unique opportunity to hear first-hand and to ask questions about the standards document and provide your input on what you think Maine’s next steps should be with the national standards. To learn more about the conference and see the fabulous offerings included in the day please click To go directly to registration please go to If you have any questions please email Please note: Purchase orders will not be accepted.

Wednesday October 1, 2013
In coordination with Americans for the Arts, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards will update the field in a town hall meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. EST to discuss the standards revision project. Tune in using Adobe Connect to view the visual presentation:
And dial the following line to listen in and ask questions: 712-432-3066, code 584096#

As America’s education system moves toward increased accountability measures, it is imperative that the arts have current standards as well as assessment and evaluation models that can inform best practice for teaching and learning. Join this town hall meeting to learn more about the progress of the arts standards and their anticipated launch in 2014. For more information about joining the town hall session email

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