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

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

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

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

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,

In the News: PAL School Excels Through the Arts

As they complete their second year of the Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program, Black Diamond Elementary has already noticed significant positive change amongst their students: attendance has improved, students are more highly engaged in school activities, there's been a marked decrease in disciplinary issues and academic achievement is on the rise. When asked what she

In the News: Arts Education Month 2012

We would like to thank our friends and partners around the state who have joined us in celebrating Arts Education Month!  Read the coverage on this month-long celebration of the arts in schools: 4Culture: Board of Directors Recognizes Arts Education Month ParentMap: Celebrate Arts Education Month Port Angeles School District: School Board Proclaims May as

ArtsEd WA Releases Spring Quarter Update

ArtsEd Washington is pleased to share our 2011-2012 Spring Quarter Update from the desk of Executive Director Una McAlinden.  Learn about our recent projects and events, including: A story of moving from trepidation to success in the arts at one of our Year 1 Principals' Arts Leadership schools, Our PAL schools gain tips and establish

Schools of Excellence in Arts Education Awards 2012

The 2012 Schools of Excellence in Arts Education Awards Presented by ArtsEd Washington in partnership with the Association of Washington School Principals ArtsEd Washington, in partnership with the Association of Washington School Principals, is pleased to present the second annual Schools of Excellence in Arts Education Awards. This prestigious distinction recognizes schools that include the

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