The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) released a narrative framework document detailing the rationale, goals, and strategy of the new National Standards for Arts Education currently being written by five arts discipline teams in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. The National Core Arts Standards: A Conceptual Framework for Arts Learning was formally released during the January 18-20 meeting of the coalition’s leadership and writing teams at the New York City headquarters of The College Board. Follow the link above to find the full document. The video of the release presentation is archived here on the NCCAS website. Currently, new national standards are being written by The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS). Follow their progress at: http://nccas.wikispaces.com/.