Essential Improvements to DTE’s Arts for Under-Served Youth Program

Dance Theatre Etcetera (DTE) provides in-school and community-based arts education, public performances, and festivals in Brooklyn and Queens.

Dance Theatre Etcetera (DTE)wants to improve the Arts for Under-Served Youth program, which is an in-school program in which DTE artists teach 486 students in arts and core curriculum classes at five transfer high schools. DTE’s partner schools will soon start implementing the Common Core Standards (CCS) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). The school principals have requested that DTE’s curricula show how it addresses the new CCS. DTE will hire two consultants to create new curricula and assessment rubrics that align with the mandated CCS. The first consultant is an expert in the design of arts education curricula and the second is an education consultant who specializes in implementing the CCS. Master teaching artists will be trained to implement the new curriculum, and they will then train the rest of the teaching artists.

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