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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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The Skills Connection Between the Arts and 21st-Century Learning

In this Education Week article, Bruce Taylor – director of education for the Washington National Opera, discusses how education is still being taught within a basic 19th century framework and how the consequences could be dire as  students are increasingly required to function in a complex, conceptual, and globalized 21st century society and economy. Education […]
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Creativity can be an economic engine

If we are entering an age when creativity and innovation are the hallmarks of the most successful companies, why then are we not doing more to find out what makes people creative?  This feature article by John Eger, SignOnSanDiego.com, discusses how Massachusetts is leading the charge in measuring creativity in public schools statewide.
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Welcome to Our Newest PAL Schools 2010-2011

ArtsEd Washington is excited to introduce our new group of principals participating in the Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program this year. Through this program, the principals will be positioned as the instruction leaders in the arts, empowering them in a role to effectively guide the expectations for teachers and providing them with tools to help […]
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Celebrating Arts Education in the Holidays

The holidays offer ideal opportunities for arts education advocacy efforts as schools present their concerts, performances, and more. This is your chance to spread some holiday cheer and raise awareness of the importance of arts programs for every student in your school. Below are some ideas to help get you started in your efforts. Have […]
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The Value of Arts Education: A video

This short film, developed through a partnership of Arts/Learning and the Kennedy Center, details how arts education impacts children’s development. To view the video, please click here.
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Centrum Youth Programs at risk in 2001 Washington budget

Centrum’s youth programs are at risk in the 2011 Washington state budget. The Governor has recommended all funding be cut for Highly Capable programs, which provide the funds that support Centrum. Contact your legislators before the special session and urge them to fund Highly Capable education. For more information, please click here.
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Jazz program hopes to strike a chord with Seattle kids

Seattle public schools have some of the best jazz programs in the country. Student ensembles dominate at national competitions and perform all over the world. But many kids don’t get to participate because the bands only exist in a few schools. Now a new program aims to give every middle and high school student in the area an […]
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How the Arts Lay a Foundation for Learning

Children need to develop from the inside out. They must learn skills for dealing with the challenges they face at the same time they are gathering information about the world around them. We tell ourselves a lie of convenience when we support the belief that children who can score well on standardized math and reading […]
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    • Gary Kipp

      “The PAL program makes creativity an integral part of both the principal’s leadership and the students’ learning. The results demonstrate that, when principals take the lead to advance arts education, they cultivate broader academic success for every student.”

      Gary Kipp
      AWSP