The revision of the fine arts standards was based on a formal review process that took place in the fall and winter of 2017. The Georgia Council for the Arts, the Alliance Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra endorsed the standards.
“The updated standards incorporate much needed revisions to account for changes in technology and methodology,” reads a letter from Georgia Council for the Arts Executive Director Karen Paty and Arts Education Manager Allen Bell. “The revised standards also allow for increased flexibility, while providing general guidance and a broad framework for local education officials to build a more detailed, rigorous, and meaningful curriculum for their students.”
The board also approved revised standards for K-12 physical education. The Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance endorsed the standards.
“As I served on the Academic Review and Advisory Committees and worked alongside physical educators and representatives from other community organizations to develop engaging and relevant standards, I found the Department of Education successfully responded to the needs and input of educators,” reads a letter from Emily Anne Vall, PhD, Georgia Shape Program Manager for the Department of Public Health.
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