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

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