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Regents to phase in arts standards

On Board Online • April 17, 2017

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

The Board of Regents has approved a plan for putting new arts education standards in place within two years and endorsed a strategic vision that would boost the role of arts in school culture and curriculum.

The proposal, which was reviewed by the Regents at their April meeting, envisions standards for dance, music, theater and visual arts for each grade level in four "anchor" categories consistent with National Core Arts Standards:

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NYSSBA’s latest report, Rethinking School Discipline, taps into the attraction of restorative justice, explains how it is implemented in schools, assesses its outcomes, and offers school board members, administrators and educators best practices for school district implementation.


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