Changes at ArtsEd Washington

Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. –Robin Sharma Since 1983, ArtsEd Washington has been a relentless advocate for arts learning and helped schools develop, implement, and sustain great arts education. We believe that art in all of its manifestations helps elevate us and bring us to new

State Superintendent Signs New Arts Learning Standards

Compose a song using Dorian mode. Create an advertising campaign for a product for sale. Draw a scene from a movie that show a character’s actions or emotions. All are suggested activities for students to demonstrate their understanding of the state’s new arts standards. On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 the standards were formally adopted by

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

Meet Programs Director Carrie Stroud

ArtsEd Washington would like to welcome Programs Director Carrie Stroud to our team. Carrie previously worked at Spokane Public Schools as a high school art specialist since 2008. After earning a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and studying educational leadership, Carrie was hired as the Arts Department Lead at Shadle Park High School and established  a district-wide arts advocacy committee devoted to informing the public about the benefits of the arts,

ArtsEd WA Welcomes New Program Manager

Laurie Utterback has joined the team at ArtsEd Washington as the new Program Manager. She’s no stranger to the organization, having served as the project manager guiding the adaptation of ArtsEd Washington Principals Arts Leadership training program for K-12 district-wide use in Seattle Public Schools in support of The Creative Advantage, a partnership between Seattle’s

A Big Thank You to Our GiveBIG 2016 Donors!

GiveBIG 2016 Was a Big Success! The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG 2016 campaign was a two-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make the Seattle region a stronger, more vibrant community for all. This year's gifts to ArtsEd Washington will help us continue our mission to create enduring system-wide change to

2014 Winner Announced for Arts Education Schools of Excellence!

 Statewide Honor Awarded to Olympia School for Outstanding Arts Education Avanti High School recognized as “School of Excellence in Arts Education”  SEATTLE – ArtsEd Washington in partnership with the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) today announced Avanti High School in Olympia as the winner of the fourth annual Schools of Excellence in Arts Education

2014 Progress Report

Catch up on the work of ArtsEd Washington in our latest publication, the 2014 Progress Report - a progress report we're proud to bring home to our arts education family! Featuring coverage of the positive impacts of our programs for schools and a report on last fall's successful School Board Candidate Survey, the 2014 Progress Report provides a brief insight into the world

ArtsEd Washington Presents PAL Success at National Title I Conference

2014: At the National Title I Conference in San Diego in early February, ArtsEd Washington presented on using the arts to improve student and school success with a panel of principals who used ArtsEd Washington’s Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program to transform their own Title I schools. The Title I program aims to bridge the

To Seattle and Beyond: A Big Year for the Arts in Schools

In a transformational year of growth for ArtsEd Washington, 2013-2014 is also promising to be a very big year for the arts in schools. For starters, our flagship Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program is making the jump this year from a school-by-school implementation model to a districtwide model. Why does that matter? Well, PAL has