Arts Ed Summit



Arts Ed Summit Sessions 2015

More than 100 arts education leaders and education officials gathered at the Arts Ed Summit 2015 to plot the future direction for arts education in New Jersey. The attendees where inspired by the impassioned keynote address of former Governor Tom Kean who urged the group to fight for arts education’s rightful place in the lives of New Jersey students.

Other key topics were addressed at the summit by leaders of the state’s top education organizations including: Mark Biedron – President, New Jersey State Board of Education; Dr. Richard Bozza – Executive Director, New Jersey Association of School Administrators; Dr. Larry Feinsod – Executive Director, New Jersey School Boards Association; Dr. Mary Reece – Director, Foundation for Educational Administration and Wendell Steinhauer – President, New Jersey Education Association.

Assistant commissioners of education Dr. Bari Erlichson and Kimberley Harrington. Highlighted the need for better communication with district and school leaders regarding the critical role of the arts in meeting both the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards.

To view the main presentations select a video below.