1. To provide professional development opportunities for staff and administration incorporating quality, sequential arts instruction aligned with the New York State Instructional Requirements for the Arts.
  2. To serve as a resource in procuring partnerships and collaborations between schools and the arts and cultural community. Partnerships bring professional artists into schools and also take students out into the cultural community to such places as museums and performance halls.
  3. To promote arts festivals and contests to celebrate student artistic achievement.
  4. To support increased differentiated instruction in the arts through the development of  curriculum and professional development for teachers of visual art, music, dance and theater. We support and follow the guidelines of the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, preK-12, which outlines what students should know and be able to do in the arts at benchmark grade levels.
  5. To manage, oversee, and sustain the arts in our schools. To support universal access to arts education through ArtsCounts, an initiative that tracks and reports student participation in arts education and holds schools accountable for meeting New York State Instructional Requirements for the Arts.

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