Nearly 200 New Jersey Arts education leaders and education officials gathered at “Arts Ed Summit 2017” to chart the future direction for arts education in the state. The day-long event was held at the Foundation for Education Administration Center in Monroe Township on September 28.
Set against a backdrop of inspiring student artwork and performances, the Summit provided an energizing forum for discussions about strategies to increase student participation in Arts Education in all schools in New Jersey. Participants were particularly encouraged by recent findings from the 2017 Rutgers-Eagleton Public Opinion Survey released on September 14 that revealed nearly all New Jerseyans (90%) believe that arts education is important for all students. Equally promising were results from the 2017 New Jersey Arts Education Census Report released on September 20 that found that New Jersey is now reaching the point of “universal access” to arts education for all students. Read More…
Documents for Summit Attendees:
Press Release for the 2017 New Jersey Arts Education Census Report
Press Release for the 2017 Rutgers-Eagleton Public Opinion Survey on Arts Education
Interview with Sir Ken Robinson: How Creativity, Education and the Arts Shape a Modern Economy
Don’t forget to check out the updated Arts Ed Now website and the New Teacher Toolkit
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Arts Ed Summit Sessions 2015
More than 100 arts education leaders and education officials gathered at the Arts Ed Summit 2015 to plot the future direction for arts education in New Jersey. The attendees where inspired by the impassioned keynote address of former Governor Tom Kean who urged the group to fight for arts education’s rightful place in the lives of New Jersey students.
Other key topics were addressed at the summit by leaders of the state’s top education organizations including: Mark Biedron – President, New Jersey State Board of Education; Dr. Richard Bozza – Executive Director, New Jersey Association of School Administrators; Dr. Larry Feinsod – Executive Director, New Jersey School Boards Association; Dr. Mary Reece – Director, Foundation for Educational Administration and Wendell Steinhauer – President, New Jersey Education Association.
Assistant commissioners of education Dr. Bari Erlichson and Kimberley Harrington. Highlighted the need for better communication with district and school leaders regarding the critical role of the arts in meeting both the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards.
To view the main presentations select a video below.