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Report of Regents P-12 Education/Higher Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents

Regent Roger Tilles, Chair of the Cultural Education Committee, submitted the following written report. The joint meeting of the Committee on P-12 Education and the Committee on Cultural Education Committee was held on February 12, 2014.

In attendance were committee members: Chancellor Emeritus Bennett, Regents Tilles, Dawson, Bendit, Rosa, Cea, Jackson, Cottrell, Brown, Young, Tallon, Norwood, Phillips. Absent:  Vice Chancellor Bottar and Regent Cashin.


Chair’s Remarks: Regent Tilles welcomed everyone and opened the meeting.  

Regent Tilles provided context for the panel of four presenters.  Cultural institutions offer programs, resources and hands-on activities that support implementation of the Common Core.   The four presenters provided specific examples from their institutions and organizations of activities and programs that support the Common Core.  The four presenters were:

  • Emily Peterson, an elementary librarian at East Morcihes School District.
  • Laura Lynch, director of education for the Nassau County Museum of Art
  • Sophia Serlis-McPhillips, Director of Administration at the Middle Country Library, which services 62,000 residents in central Long Island.
  • Stephanie Turner, Director arts education at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at Long Island University

Each presenter provided specific examples of programs and lessons that are designed to support the teaching methods and concepts in the Common Core.

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Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:50am