Promoting Arts Education as the Core of Curriculum
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) released the latest issue of its journal, the State Education Standard, which focuses on the arts and arts education.
Speaking to the value of the topic areas explored in this issue, in the Editor's Note, Valerie Norville writes:
The authors in this issue on arts education give many excellent reasons for state policymakers to pay attention to the depth and breadth of instruction being offered in music, drama, theater, dance, and media arts. So much of this work pushes hard against a narrative of the arts as a luxury for resource-poor schools. Advocates have been fighting hard and long for equity in arts learning and vigorously making the case for arts as core and not “special” curriculum.
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