What We're Reading: How can we advance arts education for all? This organization has some answers

"Senate Bill 681 was signed into law in July 2020, officially creating an arts high school graduation requirement in North Carolina. This graduation requirement begins this school year with entering sixth grade students," said Caroline Parker for EducationNC. "All 50 states and the District of Columbia have content or performance standards for arts education, but only 32 define the arts as a core or academic subject, according to the The Arts Education Partnership (AEP)."

"While we are visiting North Carolina art classrooms, AEP’s ArtEd Amplified showcases stories from around the states and other countries. How can dance change the brain? Sloka Iyengar discusses this in her perspective piece “Exploring the Convergence Between Arts and Sciences, One Month at a Time.” What key steps did a principal and art consultant do to implement change towards an arts integration model in New York? Jenna Masone, Ed.D. and Jennifer Katona, Ph.D. describe the transition in “Transforming a Traditional School into an Immersive Arts Integration School.”

"AEP is a resource for nationwide research and perspectives on all things art education. Look out tomorrow for a piece on how North Carolina’s art education policies compare to other states. Alessandra Quattrocchi uses the Arts Education Partnership’s ArtScan tool to give an overview of the state of art education in North Carolina."

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