CULTURE & ARTS
01/14/2015 12:45 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2015

US Educators Test New National Art Standards

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Next month, educators at close to 100 schools across the country will pilot new national art standards for education. The trial project will be conducted in elementary and middle schools throughout the first half of this year and in high schools during 2016.

Launched last October, the standards have been described as the artistic, voluntary version of the Common Core. They were created by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), a group of arts educators partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, who took into account the input of more than 6,000 educators, artists, parents, and students when drawing them up.

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