Archives: Advocacy Tools

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

Advocacy Tip: Write a Letter

This ArtsEd Washington Advocacy Tip is based on material from the Advocacy Committee of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network, of which ArtsEd Washington is a member. It’s time to get started on a new year of advocating for arts education. Our state’s Legislative Session is just around the corner, which means right […]
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Action Alert: US Senate Vote on Nov. 29th

Dear WA Arts and Arts Education Advocates, While we know your are busily preparing for your Thanksgiving holiday, we felt it was important to communicate this important update on the elimination of funding that will impact arts programs. The Senate is set to vote on an amendment from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Monday, November […]
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Arts Advocacy Toolkit

Decades of research show that learning in the arts is at the core of a high quality education. Now the Arts Advocacy Toolkit has been designed to help teachers, parents, and education advocates understand how the era of No Child Left Behind affects access to arts education. The toolkit features “five things you can do […]
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Resources & Support for the Arts – Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts

A one page list of resources available to help support arts education.
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Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

A short handout explaining the benefits of Arts Education. Writen by Elliot Eisner, professor of education and art at Stanford University.
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Strengthen Arts Education in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Background on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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Parent to Parent Letter 2010

A letter from ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden explaining the need for parents and community members to advocate for arts education.
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Letter from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Secretary Arne Duncan’s letter to school and education community leaders, August 2009.
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Is it Good for Kids?

ASCD’s approach to the Whole Child. Click here to read more.
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Learning Through the Arts

Learning Through the Arts is a one-minute audio-visual presentation demonstrates the integration of the Arts within a “sophisticated curriculum” and is available in flash. Link: http://www.ltta.ca/flash/English/index.htm
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