A Strategy for Education Excellence in Illinois: Improving Arts Education Access, Equity, and Quality

July 2016: On July 12, Illinois’ updated arts learning standards received their final stamp of approval: affirmation by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. The bipartisan committee voted unanimously to support the updated standards. The committee’s vote affirms action taken in June by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

The standards will go into effect starting with the 2018-19 school year, but the Alliance and its partner organizations are already putting the initiative’s implementation recommendations into motion. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.