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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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ArtsEd Washington Joins Statewide Coalitions

ArtsEd Washington recently became a member of The Network for Excellence in Washington Schools (NEWS) and a “Friend” of the Paramount Duty Coalition. In becoming a member of NEWS, we are pleased to join more than 380 organizations across the state – including large and small school districts and a broad base of other civic […]
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ArtsEd Washington Releases Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the availability of our 2010-2011 Annual Report. In follow up to our early-summer Annual Meeting, the report further highlights our organizational achievements over the last fiscal year including our: Policy and arts learning work Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program Art Lessons in the Classroom visual arts curriculum Community participation and […]
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Tacoma School of the Arts Receives School of Distinction Award!

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA) as one of four recipients of its National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Award for the 2010-2011 School Year. The award recognizes successful arts programs, and the integration of the arts as an essential aspect of […]
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    • ArtsEd WA Part of Arts Vision for Seattle Public Schools

      2013: ArtsEd Washington was at the heart of the action as Executive Director Una McAlinden facilitated the creation of a concrete and specific arts vision for the Seattle Public Schools Central Pathway (the K-12 schools in the Washington Middle School service area). Principals from all the schools within this pathway came together with parents and teachers under the leadership of their Executive Director of Schools, Nancy Coogan, committed to improving the provision of arts learning for the students they serve. The team used a racial equity lens to examine arts access data for their pathway as a whole, considered the key components of a high quality arts program, and participated in arts learninSup. Banda SPSg. Given the recent shift from school choice to neighborhood schools in Seattle, this was the first time that the leaders from a K-12 pathway have planned the provision of a continuum of learning together, and it also marked the launch of the SPS districtwide K-12 Arts Plan.

      Superintendent Banda (pictured) joined the group to celebrate the vision and spoke passionately in support of the social justice which requires that this work continues. Congratulations to these leaders for all their work!