Arts Education: Common Core
What Are the Possibilities for the Arts?
Tuesday, June 21, 2:00 EDT/ 11:00 PDT
Julie Fry, Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Richard Kessler, Executive Director, The Center for Arts Education
More than two-thirds of the states have adopted the Common Core Standards in English language arts, and math, establishing clear guidelines for what students need to know and be able to do in order to graduate from high school prepared for college and/or a career. Now that leaders are beginning to ask for shared curriculum guidelines across states, the Common Core standards are poised to change the character of schools (and of instruction well beyond ELA and math) and will be accompanied by new a new curriculum featuring common assessments.
But what will the Common Core mean for the arts?
Join Julie Fry and Richard Kessler for an overview of the standards and a frank discussion of their potential impact on arts instruction.