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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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Spotlight on ArtsEd Washington

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new publication Spotlight. Filled with great features on our programs, model schools doing arts education right, and one school fighting to “Save the Music,” Spotlight offers a fun glimpse into the world of arts education and work of ArtsEd Washington. Step into the Spotlight today. We […]
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2013 Winners Announced for Arts Education Schools of Excellence!

Statewide Honors Awarded to Seattle and Tacoma Schools for Outstanding Arts Programs Stafford Elementary in Tacoma and Seattle Academy of Arts and Science recognized as “Schools of Excellence in Arts Education” SEATTLE – ArtsEd Washington (ArtsEd WA) in partnership with the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) today announced the winners of the third annual […]
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Additional Resources for smARTS

Get the most out of your arts education advocacy efforts by using the following resources in conjunction with our smARTS For Students guide.  Each of these topics provides you with a full and comprehensive approach to making your voice heard, and the tools necessary to make a difference for Washington state students: Build Your Foundation, Cultivate […]
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    • Leita Earl

      “The arts can open pathways of learning and encourage confidence in children. One of our fourth grade students has been visibly touched by the arts. She started the year hesitant to make new friends – uncomfortable to share orally with her class. Through her exposure to the arts, she smiles during dance activities and is starting to speak to adults – expressively.”

      Leita Earl, Rocky Ridge
      Bethel School District