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Superintendent Douglas Announces Public Review of Arizona Arts Standards

Contact: Sally Stewart





(Phoenix, Ariz., March 27, 2015) – Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is seeking comment on draft versions of updated Arizona Arts Standards.


“I am excited to offer this opportunity for Arizona parents and teachers to share their thoughts and help improve these standards,” Superintendent Douglas said. “The arts are a very important part of every child’s education and my staff will ensure their feedback is incorporated into the final versions of the drafts.”


The draft standards available for review will be used to revise Arizona’s current standards for dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Parents and other education stakeholders across Arizona will be able to comment on the revised standards until April 24, 2015.


To encourage as many people as possible to contribute, the Department has established many methods by which feedback may be submitted. Details about these methods and copies of the draft standards are available at


In addition to soliciting feedback via an online survey, email, U.S. mail, and fax, the Department will also hold three statewide public webinars and four public meetings, two in Phoenix and one each in Flagstaff and Tucson. These virtual and in-person events will give interested parties an opportunity to share thoughts with Department staff and the rest of the audience. Comments from all sessions will be recorded.





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Comment by Beth K Mathews on March 31, 2015 at 8:28am

Is anyone else alarmed by this Art Standards discussion??
Number 1. Are these "Arizona" Standards? From where did they come? Why now are we looking at Art Standards when our Math, Reading and Language "standards are in question?


Comment by Harry Mathews on March 31, 2015 at 9:48am

Good question. No doubt these things have been handed down (or perhaps shoved down) from above just like CCSS


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