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Arts Education
Arts Education includes Music, Visual Arts, Dance and Theatre.

On March 25, 2015, the NH State Board of Education approved the New Hampshire Arts Graduation Competencies for Performance Assessment. Acrobat Reader

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) is a partnership of organizations and states who are leading the revision of the 1994 National Standards for Arts Education. NCCAS is committed to developing a next generation of voluntary arts education standards that will build on the foundation created by the 1994 document, support the 21st-century needs of students and teachers, help ensure that all students are college and career ready, and affirm the place of arts education in a balanced core curriculum.

The College Board released a new study on Common Core and Arts Standards alignment.

NH Arts Learning Network K-12 Curriculum Frameworks for Arts Acrobat Reader
Arts Assessment Links
Arts Integration New Hampshire Arts Education Survey
Course Competency Resources  

Marcia McCaffrey
(603) 271-3193

"The arts are, above all, the special language of children, who, even before they learn to speak, respond intuitively to dance, music and color."

- Dr. Ernest Boyer
Former United States Commissioner of Education &
President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

- Pablo Picasso

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