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Public Comments Sought for State Education Plan

OSPI has released the Revised ESSA Consolidated Plan (and a summary document), which is the report our state is required to make to the U.S. Department of Education to define Washington State’s approach to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan has a strong focus on accountability goals and metrics, and how OSPI will […]
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Take 5 with Manny Cawaling

A community is like a tapestry; a composition of uncountable threads – of different colors, textures, and origins – that are woven together to create a beautiful and vibrant scene. Imagine one of the threads begins to fray; starting at one corner, making its way across the tapestry, eventually unraveling the threads surrounding it.  Within […]
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Take 5 with Jessica Holloway

Teachers are one of the most influential figures in a student’s life.  This could not be more true than when it comes to arts teachers, whose instruction has the ability to unlock creativity and empower their students.  Such an experience can inspire a student so deeply, that the rest of their life path is guided […]
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Take 5 with Cassandra Town

Did you know that it takes only 7 or 8 personal connections to catch a legislator’s attention? Our individual efforts have a collective impact! Making your voice heard counts and here’s an example of a time when this really worked. Two years ago, just as the reporting on the arts assessments (CBPAs) became mandatory, a […]
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Take 5 with Bellevue’s Interlake Students

As all students involved in the arts will tell you, arts programs provided in and during the school day play an important role in providing outlets to express creativity and find inspiration. In addition, studies have shown that participation in arts programs nurtures critical thinking and complex problem solving abilities, helping students develop the knowledge […]
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Take 5 with Bruce Hall

ArtsEd Washington is pleased to introduce Bruce Hall and welcome him as our new Program Director.  Bruce previously served as the Director of Education for Giant Magnet (formerly the Seattle International Children’s Festival), a non-profit organization that presents global arts performances to the Puget Sound region. Bruce has a wide array of arts experience (you […]
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