STEAM not just STEM

Harvey White, co-founder of both Qualcomm Inc. and Leap Wireless International Inc., knows something about the work force of the future. Qualcomm's president since its earliest days, White was responsible for hiring thousands of engineers. Now, he says, they all need courses in art as well as science. Otherwise they will not be as creative

Action Alert: US Senate Vote on Nov. 29th

Dear WA Arts and Arts Education Advocates, While we know your are busily preparing for your Thanksgiving holiday, we felt it was important to communicate this important update on the elimination of funding that will impact arts programs. The Senate is set to vote on an amendment from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Monday, November

Principals’ Arts Leadership program featured on King County TV

Tune in to King County TV this week to learn more about how the arts are positively impacting schools in Washington state. This special 4Culture presentation features ArtsEd Washington and begins airing today through November 7 on cable channel 22. Air dates and times are as follows: November 3:  8:30am November 4:  10:00am November 5: 

ArtsEd Washington Launches New Website

Dynamic and interactive portal focuses on advancing arts education for all students SEATTLE – In continuing to advance arts education for students in grades K-12, ArtsEd Washington has launched a new dynamic and interactive website,, further raising the awareness of the importance of ensuring that every student at every school has equal access to

How can our schools reclaim a competitive edge?

American schools are in crisis. Students are graduating without the qualities that many employers most desire – creativity, open-mindedness, flexibility and the ability to think on one’s feet. Alas, schools have become institutions rather than learning centers. By focusing on tests and getting students prepared for them, the only true skill students learn is how

Before you Vote! Review the Washington State Arts Alliance Candidate Survey

Critical reading in these days before the election! Responses from the Washington State Arts Alliance (WSAA) Biennial Candidate Survey are now available online. The survey, distributed to the top two winners of the August primary, included twelve arts-related questions. ArtsEd Washington was pleased to have the opportunity to work with WSAA in developing specific questions

ARTSEDGE Relaunched by The Kennedy Center

Verizon Thinkfinity partner, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts re-launched its website for K-12 arts education, ARTSEDGE on October 2 with an emphasis on innovative technology to support the teaching of the arts and the changing trends in education. ARTSEDGE is dedicated to bringing the arts directly to K-12 classrooms across the

The Critical Role of the Arts Throughout a Whole Child Education

The arts play an essential role in providing each student with a well-rounded education that meets the needs of the whole child. Although classes strictly focused on music, visual arts, drama, dance, and art history are critical, integrating the arts across the curriculum is also key to ensuring that students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported,

Support Arts Credits for High School Graduation

State Board of Education survey closes October 31 We encourage you to support the arts requirements for high school graduation by providing your feedback to the Washington State Board of Education (SBE).  The SBE is currently conducting a community survey on the components of the new provisional Washington State Graduation Requirements that were adopted in

It’s a Win for Students: State Board of Education Approves Increased Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

It’s a win for every student and every school as the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) approved new provisional high school graduation requirements, including an increase in arts requirements. The Board’s decision helped culminate a week-long national celebration of the arts, as schools, students, and communities across the nation celebrated National Arts In Education