Committee Report | September 2012
REGENTS P-12 EDUCATION COMMITTEE and
CULTURAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
The Board of Regents
September 11, 2012
Your P-12 Education Committee and Cultural Education Committee held a joint meeting on September 10, 2012. All members were present except for Regent Norwood, who was excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
National Arts Standards Revision – The Committee was provided an update on the revisions to the 1994 National Standards for Arts Education being led by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS). The standards will describe what students should know and be able to do as a result of a quality curricular arts education program. The first draft of the new arts standards will be released this fall with time for educator and public review, followed by additional revision in late 2012. A paper version will be issued in early 2013, with the expectation that an interactive online version will follow in the near future. Once the new standards are released, the Regents may wish to consider adopting the new standards and determining the ways in which courses and assessments aligned to these standards should be considered during the ongoing review of New York’s college- and career- ready graduation requirements. The Committee suggested that the Department also look at ways to integrate the Arts into all subject areas. Department staff will provide periodic updates as this work progresses. [P-12/CE (D) 1]