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ArtsEd WA In the News: NEA study: Sharp decline in arts education for minority kids

League of Education Voters Blog, March 13, 2011 League of Education Voters blogs about the NEA study on the racial inequity around arts education.
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ArtsEd WA In the News: ArtsEd Washington Launches New Interactive Site

Seattle’s Child, January 3, 2011 Seattle’s Child promotes the launch of the new Arts Ed Washington website.
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ArtsEd WA In the News: ArtWorks – No Child Artist Left Behind

City Arts Magazine, October 31, 2010 City Arts magazine examines student engagement in school and how the arts play a role.  The article, by Tim Appelo, features insight from ArtsEd Washington Executive Director, Una McAlinden. It also highlights Carnation Elementary School and their student successes through their participation in ArtsEd Washington’s Principal Arts Leadership program.
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Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) Wire summarizes the findings and updates of James Catterall’s recently released study of approximately 25,000 secondary school students initially carried out in the 1990s over a four-year period. The original research found significant connections between high involvement in arts learning and general academic success with strong links to pro-social outcomes […]
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Is Creativity the #1 Skill for the 21st Century?

From Psychology Today: the Working Creativity blog authored by Mark Batey, Ph.D., discusses how, against a backdrop of uncertainty, economic turmoil and unprecedented change a new picture is emerging of the skills and traits for success (and perhaps even simply survival) in the modern era.  At the heart of this essential skill set for the future […]
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Arts Education Month

May is Arts Education Month in Washington state. Every community can be part of this month-long recognition of the relevance of arts learning for every student. Use our toolkit to raise awareness about arts education in your community: secure a city or county proclamation, use the arts education month logo on your website, and bring […]
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NEA study: sharp decline in arts for minority kids

The National Endowment for the Arts has released an important new study analyzing arts education as it relates to arts engagement and arts participation. Arts Education in America: What the Decline Means for Arts Participation, authored by Nick Rabkin and E.C. Hedberg, examines long-term declines in Americans’ reported rates of arts learning and they find […]
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Eastside Battle of the Bands for ArtsEd WA is back!

Eastside Battle of the Bands for ArtsEd WA is back! Read about how the event’s five founding students took efforts a step further to help raise awareness of and support for arts education. And be sure to mark your calendars to hear the fabulous student bands on Friday, March 18, 7:30-10:30pm at the Old Fire […]
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Music Teachers Discuss the Role Music Booster Groups Play (Or Don’t Play)

This past January, MENC: The National Association of Music Educators surveyed members about booster groups and teachers on their advocacy experiences. Their findings are posted online and include some best practice ideas. Read their findings here.
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2011 NAEA National Convention is March 17-20

Explore “Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Art Education” at the 2011 NAEA National Convention, March 17-20 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle. This 4-day professional development event brings together leading experts in teaching, learning, and the arts with thousands of visual arts educators representing all teaching levels and backgrounds. Learn More
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      “With the myriad demands on administrative and teacher time, a program such as PAL functions as the lifeline that keeps the initiative to integrate the arts afloat. Without leadership support for implementing and sustaining the teaching of the arts, nothing lasting can be achieved.”

      Susan Arbury
      Southwood