NATIONAL TASK FORCE ON THE ARTS IN EDUCATION
Comprised of more than 50 leading educators and artists, the National Task Force on the Arts in Education (NTFAE) was created in 2008 to address the opportunities and challenges facing arts education. NTFAE
advises the College Board by recommending strategies for placing the Arts at the Core of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education.
These strategies include:
1. Researching underserved student populations.
2. Promoting student creativity.
3. Understanding the arts in a global perspective.
4. Integrating the arts into a greater number of College Board programs.
5. Engaging a greater number of professional artists in arts education.
6. Building partnerships and affecting policy at the national, state, and local levels.
NTFAE's report Arts at the Core: Recommendations for advancing the state of arts education in the 21st Century confronts challenges to the state of the arts in education, identifies the many benefits of arts learning, and details eight key recommendations for advancing the place of the arts in American education.
Kim Wheetley, SCEA's executive director, served on the College Board's National Task Force on the Arts
in Education in 2008-2009.
The first meeting of the Task Force was held in New York City on October 10-11, 2008. October 2008 Report
The Task Force Steering committee decided to focus on four strategic goals for the Task Force's work: (1) influencing educators, (2) integrating the arts into College Board programs, (3) affecting policy locally and nationally, and (4) directly affecting students. Kim was asked to join a select group of Task Force members working on the subject of "Directly Affecting Sudents" who met in Dallas on February 3, 2009.