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The following tools are intended to support your efforts to show up and speak out.

Help Shape Washington State’s New Education Plan!

If you support maintaining and strengthening arts education in Washington State’s K-12 schools, your voice is needed now! The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in December 2015. It’s the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Washington State’s ESSA Consolidated Plan Draft is the document that outlines how Washington intends to […]
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Arts Education Roadshow: Take & Go Slide Presentation

Presenting to your school board or other arts education decision-makers can be easy! Just download and go!   If you’re interested in advocating for arts education in the schools in your community, but don’t know where to start, START HERE. Talking to your school board and other decision-makers about the importance of arts education is […]
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Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education

Research on how America’s future relies on students receiving a complete and competitive education that includes the arts. “America’s global stature, culture of innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit depend on the strength of a world-class education system.” Link to PDF: http://www.aep-arts.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Preparing-Students-for-the-Next-America-FINAL.pdf
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Additional Resources for smARTS

Get the most out of your arts education advocacy efforts by using the following resources in conjunction with our smARTS For Students guide.  Each of these topics provides you with a full and comprehensive approach to making your voice heard, and the tools necessary to make a difference for Washington state students: Build Your Foundation, Cultivate […]
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How to Advocate for Arts Education in Summer

Across the nation there are thousands of individuals running for public office – from the state legislator to the President of the United States.  As summer gears up and you prepare for picnics, community parties, and neighborhood gatherings, now is a great time to be an arts education advocate and to ask your local candidates […]
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Additional Resources, Endorsements, and More

The following are more resources to build your advocacy message, including tips from some of our partners, Washington state education laws, and remarks from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Reaching Out to School Board Members Arts Education: Making the Case with Legislatures dosomething.org has Arts in Education Arts Advocacy Toolkit Resources & Support for the […]
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Advocacy Tools, Handouts, and How-To’s

  ArtsEd Washington has developed the following tools with you in mind; these comprehensive “how to’s” are easy to use, and ready to share with your fellow advocates. Arts Education Talking Points Building Your Arts Education Toolbox and Outreach Plan Act Now to Save the Arts in Your District Advocacy Tip: Write a Letter Connecting […]
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Archived Arts Education Month Materials

2016 Proclamations & Resolutions Governor Inslee’s Arts Education Month Proclamation ArtsEd Washington Arts Education Month Resolution Arts Education Month Proclamation from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Arts Education Month Proclamation from Washington State Arts Commission Bethel Public Schools Arts Education Month Proclamation City of Bainbridge Island Arts Education Proclamation 2015 Proclamations & Resolutions […]
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Reaching Out to School Board Members

The Kennedy Center provides research and practical strategies for teachers to engage and encourage their school board towards keeping arts in the classroom.  Learn how certain school districts are able to sustain strong arts education programs and why through a supportive school board, that seeks to cultivate a creative environment in the classroom, is a […]
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    • Susan Arbury

      “The support for planning provided through PAL prodded us to think more critically and concretely about the next steps we would need to take to advance the arts in our school, and pushed us to further our commitments by writing them down.”

      Susan Arbury
      Southwood