Arts standards up for public review

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards 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, now through Monday, Oct. 21. 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, visit http://nccas.wikispaces.com.

Additionally, on Thursday, Oct. 24, Arizona Department of Education Director of Arts Education Lynn Tuttle, who is one of the leaders in the revision of the National Core Arts Standards, will be providing a presentation at the opening session of Maine’s “Arts Education: Leading the Way” conference. 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, visit https://mainearts.maine.gov or go directly to registration at https://tickets.collinscenterforthearts.org. If you have any questions, please email argy.nestor@maine.gov.