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ArtsEd WA Releases Mid-Year Update

ArtsEd Washington is pleased to share our 2011-2012 Mid-Year Update from the desk of Executive Director Una McAlinden. Learn about our recent projects, including: Our role in creating a School Board Candidate Survey regarding arts education, Our collaboration with Washington State PTA to create an arts education advocacy handbook, An update on our Principals’ Arts […]
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ArtsEd Washington Releases Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the availability of our 2010-2011 Annual Report. In follow up to our early-summer Annual Meeting, the report further highlights our organizational achievements over the last fiscal year including our: Policy and arts learning work Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program Art Lessons in the Classroom visual arts curriculum Community participation and […]
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Tacoma School of the Arts Receives School of Distinction Award!

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA) as one of four recipients of its National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Award for the 2010-2011 School Year. The award recognizes successful arts programs, and the integration of the arts as an essential aspect of […]
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ArtsEd Washington’s Work Highlighted in National Arts Education Partnership Guide

In conjunction with the release of the arts education report by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH), the work of ArtsEd Washington was highlighted in a national guide, What School Leaders Can Do to Increase Arts Education, just released by the Arts Education Partnership. The guide, prepared with support from PCAH, is […]
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ArtsEd Washington & Carnation Elementary Featured on KING 5

Kicking off Arts Education Month, KING 5 reporter Christie Johnson highlights the important role of the arts in schools and the positive impacts on students participating in arts programs in a special education segment “What’s Cool in School.” ArtsEd Washington is featured with Carnation Elementary School, who is noted – along with Tacoma School of […]
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Schools of Excellence in Arts Education Washington State Winners Announced!

It is with great delight that we announce the winners of the Washington State Schools of Excellence in Arts Education award; congratulations to Carnation Elementary, Elk Plain School of Choice, and the Tacoma School of the Arts!  These schools represent the best in arts education for Washington state as they compete for the national Schools […]
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Act now to save the arts in your school district

Over the next few months, school districts across Washington state will be faced with hard decisions on budgets.  While we all hope for positive outcomes, the reality is that cuts are going to happen across a majority of districts.  This is why it is important to ACT NOW to get the message out to your […]
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Arts Education Month

May is Arts Education Month in Washington state. Every community can be part of this month-long recognition of the relevance of arts learning for every student. Use our toolkit to raise awareness about arts education in your community: secure a city or county proclamation, use the arts education month logo on your website, and bring […]
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NEA study: sharp decline in arts for minority kids

The National Endowment for the Arts has released an important new study analyzing arts education as it relates to arts engagement and arts participation. Arts Education in America: What the Decline Means for Arts Participation, authored by Nick Rabkin and E.C. Hedberg, examines long-term declines in Americans’ reported rates of arts learning and they find […]
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Connecting with your School Board

Now is a great time to develop a personal connection to your school district leadership. Your local School Board is responsible for creating policies and setting budget priorities for superintendents and school district staff to implement. They are also elected officials and need and want to hear from their voters about the issues that are […]
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