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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 Releases Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) Program Brochure

ArtsEd Washington is pleased to present this inaugural published brochure for the Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program.  Featuring quotes from PAL alum and supporters, this brochure also includes PAL’s: Innovative strategies, best practices, and anticipated outcomes, Approaches to providing critical support, and tools for success, and How to ignite renewed enthusiasm for teaching and learning […]
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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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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 […]
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Principals Arts Leadership Program Featured in National Teleconference

In Spring 2012, Executive Director Una McAlinden, along with Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) Program Alumni Laura Ploudré and Doug Poage, were featured in a panel during a national teleconference hosted by the Support Music Coalition – led by the  National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Their discussion, “Principals Take the Lead with Arts Education Planning”, […]
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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 […]
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    • Jeff Newport

      “Parents are increasingly able to articulate the benefits of the arts for their children. They see ways that the arts enhance their learning of academic subjects. They see the development of skills such as persistence, preparation and presentation.  And, importantly, they see them developing a love of the arts!”

      Jeff Newport, Rosa Parks
      Lake Washington School District