Research report: New Study released on Common Core Standards and Arts Standards Alignment, but will educators embrace it?

A visual arts classroom.What do math and the arts have in common? Quite a bit, according to a new study just released by the College Board, a partner of the National Core Arts Standards. The study points to evidence demonstrating the two subject areas can strengthen students’ analysis and observation skills within a new framework for national core standards. The new framework proposes to put U.S. students on par with their international counterparts. The latest findings are one of a handful of research projects developed to support the new core standards. The details of the new core standards, which have been unfolding over the past year, mark some of the most significant changes in more than 15 years, and many arts educators are hoping they will be a boon for arts education. Read more