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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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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 […]
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U.S. Department of Ed Releases Report: Arts Education in Public Elementary & Secondary Schools

In spring 2012, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released Arts Education in Public Elementary & Secondary Schools, a report examining the availability and characteristics of arts education programs from 2009-2010, and how these findings compare to those from 1999-2000.  This study focused on finding the extent to which students […]
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Advocacy Tip: Be Part of the Solution

“Far too often…policymakers receive the message of what not to do. While there is value in saying “don’t cut this program,” it’s only one side of the equation.  What do you want policymakers to do?” Writes Executive Director Danielle Brazell in her blog post from Arts for LA, Why Being “In the Solution” Matters. Echoing […]
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Arts Education Month 2012 Proclamations & Resolutions

Thank you to our friends and partners who have made their commitment to arts education known by declaring May 2012 as Arts Education Month! Along with ArtsEd Washington, the following organizations and institutions have signed proclamations and resolutions in honor of our month-long celebration of arts education: Governor Gregoire’s Arts Education Month Proclamation House of […]
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From School to the Capitol: Student Art Shines in Olympia

Heading into legislative session at the beginning of year, Representative Ross Hunter felt his office could use some color, creativity, and imagination.  Looking for advice on where to get local art for his walls, he contacted ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden, who suggested he showcase art from K-12 students in his very own 48th […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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