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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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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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