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To Explore, Create, Learn and Grow: Arts Education and the Future of South Carolina


Recommendations of the 2014 Arts Education Task Force

In order to succeed in work and life in the 21st century, young people will need to graduate from high school with world-class knowledge across a wide range of disciplines, from science and math to languages and the arts. They will also need world-class skills, including creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and knowing how to learn. Life and career characteristics such as integrity, self-direction, perseverance, and strong interpersonal skills will also be critical for success.


In South Carolina, there is broad agreement among business leaders, educators, and elected officials that we must create a system of education that will equip our graduates with this knowledge and skill set. The challenge that faces all of us is figuring out how to provide this quality education to all children and young adults in our state.


South Carolina’s arts education system is part of that challenge. Yes, we’ve made great strides over the last 27 years, but it’s time to push toward the next level. The 2014 Arts Education Task Force was created to respond to new research and the new climate for education and arts education reform in South Carolina. This report outlines the steps required to reach the next level and expands on three task force recommendations.




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