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Washington state leaders continue to speak out in support of arts education.

21st Century Skills = Art Skills

“Are we preparing students to function as human beings, or just as flesh-and-blood versions of a hard drive?” asks Bruce D. Taylor, Director of Education for the Washington National Opera, in an Education Week article, The Skills Connection Between the Arts and 21st Century Learning.  Taylor advocates utilizing the skills of arts specialists when building […]
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The Fine Art of Whole Child Education

“The arts stimulate the very quality that make us human…they are an essential component in a whole child approach to education,” says Plácido Domingo, a legendary tenor, conductor and director of various opera companies, in the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s (ASCD) Whole Child video series.  Watch Plácido’s endorsement for the cultivation of arts […]
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Arts Education Month 2011: North Kitsap School District’s Resolution

The North Kitsap School District declares May as Arts Education Month.
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Arts Education Month 2011: City of Tacoma’s Proclamation

The City of Tacoma proclaims May as Arts Education Month.
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Arts Education Month 2011: King County Council’s Proclamation

The King County Council proclaims May as Arts Education Month.
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Arts Education Month 2011: ArtsEd Washington’s Resolution

ArtsEd Washington’s Board of Directors approved a resolution proclaiming May as Arts Education Month.
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The Movement Felt Around the Community: Arts Education Month

Read more about Arts Education Month awareness and news coverage. Edmonds Beacon HankBlog Henry Art Gallery Maple Elementary National Arts Ed Association San Juan Journal Seattle Mayor’s Office Theater Without Borders Washington State School Directors’ Association
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Arts Education Month 2011: Port Angeles School District‘s Resolution

“We applaud the efforts and dedication of arts educators and advocates around the state,” said Jane Pryne, Superintendent of Port Angeles Schools, as their Board of Directors approved a resolution proclaiming May as Arts Education Month.  Read more about Port Angeles School District’s endorsement.
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WA State PTA Promotes ArtsEd Washington and Arts Education Month

Thank you to our friends and partners at Washington State PTA for highlighting our work and the available resources for Arts Education Month in their weekly e-update, Grassroots Connection.
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Arts Education Month 2011: Washington State School Directors’ Association’s Proclamation

Washington State School Directors’ Association proclaims May as Arts Education Month.
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    • Doug Poage

      “As a principal, I was thinking, “When will we ever get to the arts?” We saw this opportunity and realized this was our chance. ArtsEd Washington gave us the vehicle to get aligned and focused. Parents and visitors have commented that they feel a different energy when they walk through the halls.”

      Doug Poage, Carnation
      Riverview School District