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Arts Integration Works!

Earlier this spring, Dayna Laur, an Advanced Placement Politics teacher, and Katlyn Wolfgang, an Art teacher, successfully integrated their two subjects in a cross-class collaboration project at Central York High School in Pennsylvania.  Ms. Laur introduced categories of public policy, which had to be fully researched by the politics students, who then presented their materials […]
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School’s Out, Advocacy Continues!

Congratulations to the Americans for the Arts’ Arts Education Council, whose advocacy efforts succeeded in restoring funds to the San Diego Unified School District’s Visual and Performing Arts Department.  On June 21, their relationship building and continued advocacy efforts led to a unanimous vote by the board of education that ensured full funding to arts […]
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Tacoma School of the Arts Receives Recognition for School of Excellence Award

The Tacoma Weekly highlights the success of Tacoma School of the Arts on their achievement as a School of Excellence in Arts Education, awarded by ArtsEd Washington earlier this spring.  The school joins Elk Plain Elementary and Carnation Elementary as a nominee for the national Schools of Distinction award in arts education, which will be […]
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It’s a Win for the Arts in Washington State!

2011: Congratulations to our friends and partners at 4Culture, whose future became ensured with the passing of SB 5834, a bill that allocates public funding for local arts and heritage communities.  For over twenty years, 4Culture has provided support for the visual and performing arts, public art, heritage programs, cultural development of the region, and […]
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Up For Discussion: the Future of Arts Education

“People see the arts as entertainment or a fringe benefit, but they don’t see them as being critical to our children’s future,” said the moderator of a recent panel discussion held at Art Center Sarasota.  Topics discussed included the value of a solid arts curriculum in programs and schools, as well as various studies that […]
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ArtsEdWA In the News: Woodinville Weekly Highlights ArtsEd Washington and Carnation Elementary for “School of Excellence” Award

The Woodinville Weekly spotlights ArtsEd Washington and the Riverview School Board as they recognize Carnation Elementary for their School of Excellence Award, as part of the Schools of Distinction Award presented by the Kennedy Center.  Read more about Carnation Elementary and the other School of Excellence Award winners.
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Arts Education Meets Technology

Alabama has found great success in a new approach to arts education instruction by utilizing technology.  Through their ACCESS program, every school in the state has been provided with videoconferencing equipment to support arts education in interactive and creative ways.  The popularity of this approach has generated ideas about how to further arts education efforts […]
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ArtsEd Washington’s Work Highlighted in National Arts Education Partnership Guide

In conjunction with the release of the arts education report by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH), the work of ArtsEd Washington was highlighted in a national guide, What School Leaders Can Do to Increase Arts Education, just released by the Arts Education Partnership. The guide, prepared with support from PCAH, is […]
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President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Releases Landmark Arts Education Report

Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools is the culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country. The report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education and includes: An update of the current research base about arts education outcomes An […]
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Students, Parents, and Teachers Plead with Board to Save the Arts

“Band teaches you to work for something you believe in; it gives you a chance to show who you really are…I know I’m only 14, but I know there has to be another way,” said a student, who was one of more than 100 students, parents, and teachers that gathered and spoke at a recent […]
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    • Doug Poage

      “As a principal, I was thinking “When will we ever get to the arts?” We saw this opportunity and realized this was our chance. ArtsEd Washington gave us the vehicle to get aligned and focused. Parents and visitors have commented that they feel a different energy when they walk through the halls.”

      Doug Poage,
      Carnation Riverview School District