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Ben Folds Joins NCCAS in Launching National Core Arts Standards

Arts education activist and singer-songwriter Ben Folds joined the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) for the formal launch of the new National Core Arts Standards this morning.

NCCAS—ten national arts and education service organizations—banded together to create the 2014 Core Arts Standards. The previous version of national arts standards were published in 1994.

The updated document includes new standards for arts educators of dance, music theatre and visual arts, and the first national standards for media arts. More than 6,000 educators, teaching artists, parents, students and focus groups offered input that helped shape the final standards.

The launch event included an overview of the new standards and a briefing on the importance of arts in American education. The event also featured remarks from Robert L. Lynch, the President and CEO of Americans for Arts.


By EducationWorld Staff

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