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Education Week report: "Quality Counts"

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Nalin (nalin)
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 13:59:48 -0700 (MST)


The online version of Education Week has a special report on the Quality of
Education state by state and the reform movement, which includes moving
forward with standards. Once again the assessment of how well states are
doing in reforming education and improving student achievement has
neglected to include the arts (or foreign language or technology/workplace
skills).

It would have been very simple for the report to include all nine areas of
Goal 3 from the Gaols 2000 document and take data relating to the arts from
the recently published document by NAEA "Status of Arts Assessment in the
States" under the direction of Dr. Larry Peeno, the Fine Arts Consultant
from Missouri. I think that the first step to reform is looking at what
counts as core curriculum.

This discussion group has addressed a similar issue a few months back and
it might be worth the effort to restate those wonderful comments to this
organization.

Letters to the editor: ewletter

Education Week: "Quality Counts" Special Report
http://www.edweek.org/qc/

Lorena Nalin
nalin
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Elementary Art Specialist
at Los Ranchitos School
Tucson, AZ
&
President of the Arizona Art Education Association