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School Board Candidates Survey on the Arts is Live!

School Boards hold the key to arts education Candidates- Take the Survey Voters- Find Your Candidate With hundreds of Washington school board positions up for election this fall, voters have a critical opportunity to select leaders who are committed to providing the high quality, sequential arts learning that every student deserves to develop vital 21st-century […]
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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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Turnaround Arts Initiative Shares Key Findings

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities has released the results of an independent study that shows gains in student achievement in schools participating in its Turnaround Arts Initiative, a project that strategically implements high-quality arts education programming in underperforming schools across the country. This report provides a description and analysis of the […]
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A New Adventure for Executive Director Una McAlinden

SEATTLE –ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden announced her resignation today in order to pursue new opportunities and develop a consulting practice. She will remain at ArtsEd Washington until the end of October to support the organization through this transition. “My ten years at ArtsEd Washington have been extremely fulfilling and always challenging. Building this […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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