About Culture at the Core

Lincoln Center Education, in partnership with a network of education experts, presented Culture at the Core during the winter of 2014-2015. Hosted over a period of five months, the initiative challenged participants from the field of arts and culture to achieve a deeper understanding of the Common Core State Standards, to evaluate their own beliefs and practices in working with schools, and to create educational content that deeply aligns with the needs of students and teachers.

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Culture at the Core: The Key Shifts (Sandra Alberti)

Sandra Alberti from Student Achievement Partners explores how Common Core Standards differ from previous sets of standards.

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Culture at the Core: Academic Rigor (Ron Berger)

Ron Berger from Harvard University challenges the group to empower students to go deeper.

Stats About the Initiative

  • 75+ New York Cultural Institutions
  • 5 Working Groups or "Learning Labs"
  • 15 Learning Lab Sessions
  • 2 Full Conference Days

About the Common Core

For information about the history of the Common Core, or to read the Standards themselves, visit here.


  • 651 ARTS
  • Abrons Arts Center | Henry Street Settlement
  • Alice Austen House
  • Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc.
  • American Folk Art Museum
  • Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc.
  • Ardea Arts
  • ArtsConnection
  • Ballet Hispanico
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative, LLC
  • BRIC
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
  • Casita Maria, Inc.
  • Center for Architecture Foundation
  • Classic Stage Company
  • Community-Word Project
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Creative Art Works
  • CUE Art Foundation
  • DreamYard Project
  • Edward Hopper House Art Center
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • ENACT, Inc.
  • Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers'Museum
  • Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
  • Free Arts NYC
  • Friends of the High Line
  • Frieze
  • Gotham Center for NYC History
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Harlem School of the Arts
  • Harlem Stage
  • I.D.E.A.S.
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Jacob Burns Film Center
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
  • José Limón Dance Foundation
  • Lincoln Center Education
  • Magic Box Productions
  • Manhattan Theatre Club
  • Mark Morris Dance Group
  • Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance
  • MOCA
  • National Dance Institute
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • New York Chinese Cultural Center
  • New York Hall of Science
  • New York Philharmonic
  • Noble Maritime Collection
  • NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts
  • NYC Writing Project
  • People's Theatre Project
  • Queens Museum
  • Queens Theatre
  • Repertorio Español
  • Roundabout Theatre Company
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • Socrates Sculpture Park
  • Staten Island Arts
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • Staten Island Museum
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Studio in a School
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • Symphony Space
  • Teachers & Writers Collaborative
  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • The Center for Arts Education
  • The Laundromat Project
  • The Museum of Arts and Design
  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • The Noguchi Museum
  • The Shakespeare Society
  • Theatre for a New Audience
  • Third Street Music School Settlement
  • Vital Theatre Company
  • Wingspan Arts
  • Young Audiences New York