Archives: Advocacy Tools

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

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 former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Reaching Out to School Board Members Arts Education: Making the Case with Legislatures dosomething.org has Arts in Education Supportmusic.com Arts Essential Academic Learning Requirements & […]
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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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Building Your Arts Education Toolbox and Constructing Your Outreach Plan

An arts education toolbox and outreach plan are two essential elements to effective advocacy efforts. While it is important to regularly connect with elected officials and school board directors, election years are a particularly excellent time to engage your current leaders and candidates and ask them where they stand on arts education. It is easy […]
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Obama Administration Provides Blueprint for Education Reform

The Obama administration released its blueprint to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, which will help ensure that all students graduate prepared for college and a career.  This blueprint builds on the significant reforms around four areas, including: Improvement of  teacher/principal effectiveness Providing tools and information to families that will help them evaluate their […]
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First Look: National Center for Education Statistics Examines Arts Education in Schools

The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics released a snapshot report on the national status and condition of arts education in schools during the 2009-2010 school year.  Some of the First Look findings include: Most of the elementary school’s offered instruction that was designated for music (94%) and visual arts (83%) Of […]
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National Endowment for the Arts Releases New Study: the Value of the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts recently released a new report that measures the value of the arts in three ways: time spent on arts activities, organizational revenue and expenses, and direct consumer spending.  Key findings of Time and Money: Using Federal Data to Measure the Value of Performing Arts Activities include: The U.S. performing […]
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Open Letter to Washington’s School Directors

Every Student.  Every School. May 17, 2011 Dear School Board President, This month, schools and districts across the state celebrate Arts Education Month.  On behalf of ArtsEd Washington, I would like to take this opportunity to extend a special thank you for your leadership and commitment to education. We appreciate the hard work and dedication […]
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President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Releases Landmark Arts Education Report

Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools is the culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country. The report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education and includes: An update of the current research base about arts education outcomes An […]
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