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A Interesting Conference Session on Arts Education and Equity

For anyone attending WNET’s The Celebration of Teaching and Learning, tomorrow through Saturday, at The New York Hilton, I hope you will consider stopping by.

I mean, how often do you get a rising star principal, a teachers union leader, and a member of the governing board for state education policy in one room together talking about arts education?

A WELL-ROUNDED
EDUCATION IN THE AGE OF HIGH STAKES ACCOUNTABILITY – IS THERE REALLY TIME AND
SPACE FOR THE ARTS?

March 19th,
8:30-9:45 am, New York Hilton

 

School leaders face
greater pressure around standardized tests and other performance measures than
ever before. In an era of high-stakes testing, performance-based pay, and
school turnaround, all compounded by dramatically declining budgets, can time
and space really be afforded for subjects like arts education?

Join: Ramon Gonzalez,
Principal of MS223 in The Bronx, Aminda Gentile, Vice President for Educational
Issues, United Federation of Teachers, and Roger Tilles, Member, New York State
Board of Regents,  n a conversation moderated by Richard Kessler of The Center
For Arts Education, as they discuss the details and implications for policy, of how MS 223 has partnered with the USDOE and CAE to build the necessary capacity to
provide all students with a well-rounded education that includes the arts,
while at the same time becoming the only school in New York State to win a 2010
Intel School of Distinction Award.

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