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

Your P-12 Education Committee and Cultural Education Committee held a joint meeting on March 16, 2015.  All members were present except for Regent Tallon who was excused.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Timeline for New York State Strategic Plan for the Arts [P-12/CE (D) 1] – The Committees discussed the development of a New York State Statewide Strategic Plan for the Arts that will be used to guide planning, implementation and further in-depth analysis of the standards in each Arts discipline. The strategic plan will include mission and vision statements and incorporate critical components that would need to be addressed if new standards are adopted and/or existing standards are updated.  Staff will present the draft Strategic Plan to the Board of Regents in the summer of 2015 for approval to post for public comment and then present the revised Plan, as well as a proposed timeline for standards adoption in the fall of 2015.

New York State Blue Ribbon Panel for the Arts [P-12/CE (D) 2] – The Committees were updated on the process for establishing the Blue Ribbon Panel for the Arts and the identification of assessments that sufficiently measure student achievement in the arts.  The Department has collected nominations from the field for the Blue Ribbon Panel and will announce the Panel in March. The Panel will begin meeting in spring 2015 and anticipates submitting recommendations to the Commissioner for approved arts assessments in fall 2015. The Department has also begun review of a limited number of recognized arts assessments for possible approval in spring 2015.

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Meeting Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 1:25pm