The Arts and Dropout Prevention: The Power of Art to Engage, a new white paper from the National Dropout Prevention Network, demonstrates a direct and powerful relationship between an arts education and dropout prevention. Arts learning increases academic self-efficacy and keeps students engaged and in school. It improves academic outcomes, reduces suspensions, predicts higher levels of
We're having a party! Join us for an evening of saying goodbye to our office and the Blue Spruce building before it is torn down. We will have fun, and interactive opportunities for guests including drawing on the walls, an art raffle, and the chance to call dibs on our
Now, therefore, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim May 2018 as Arts Education Month in Washington State, and I urge all citizens to join me in this specail observance.
ARTS ARE CORE There are certain statements you'll never hear: Writing is an elective. Math is only available as part of after-school enrichment. A parent comes in once per semester to do Science with the kids. We have a local Reading group visit the school to meet standards. It should be just
A SNAPSHOT OF THE STATE OF THE ARTS Cornerstones of Creative Capacity (C3) is a research project designed to support equity in arts education by (1) identifying the current arts education infrastructure reality in school districts throughout King County, Washington and (2) determining infrastructure essentials to sustain arts education as defined
Board Candidate Surveys are ready! Just look for your district and any candidates who completed the survey are hyperlinked. No link in your district? That means your candidates didn't respond and it is a GREAT opportunity for you to check out the smARTS arts education guide. Begin the conversation with your school board about the supporting The