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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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smARTS For Students: Show Your Support

We hope you have enjoyed reading our newest arts education advocacy tool, smARTS for Students: An Arts Education Guide for Parents & Families. As Washington state’s leading arts education organization, we work tirelessly to bring you the highest quality programs and resources available, so that your advocacy efforts are successful, and your children can engage […]
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ArtsEd WA’s 2011-2012 Community Report is Available!

We are delighted to share our 2011-2012 Community Report, and would like to thank our members, partners, and funders who make our work possible. We invite you to read about our accomplishments over the past year including the progress of our programs, partnerships developed, and impacts in the public schools. Also included is a powerful […]
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PAL School Receives Crayola Grant!

ArtsEd Washington is pleased to announce that our Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program participant, Madrona K-8 School, was recently awarded a grant from the Crayola Champion Creatively Alive program! Under the leadership of Principal Farah Thaxton, and with guidance of our PAL program, Madrona has enlisted an active group of parents, community partners, and artists […]
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ArtsEd Washington Featured in ParentMap Magazine

ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden was featured in the recent edition of ParentMap magazine.  The article, Who’s Got the Beat?  Music Programs Enrich Schools, discusses how music, as well as dance, theater, and visual art, are essential to fostering creative thinking skills. Yet, amongst budget cuts, these subjects are typically the first to be […]
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ArtsEd Washington’s PAL Program Featured in National Principals Magazine

Following ArtsEd Washington’s participation in the Turnaround Arts Initiative, in which Executive Director Una McAlinden shared best practices from our Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program, Una and the PAL program have been featured in a special issue of the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) Principal magazine, sponsored by Crayola. The article From Intuition […]
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ArtsEd WA Enlisted by PCAH to Provide Key Strategies for Turnaround Arts Initiative

Statewide Nonprofit Enlisted by the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities to Provide Key Strategies for Successful Delivery of Arts Education in Schools ArtsEd Washington to share its Principals Arts Leadership Program model at the Turnaround Arts Initiative Leadership Conference Seattle-based nonprofit ArtsEd Washington (ArtsEd WA) announced its participation with the national Turnaround Arts Initiative, […]
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