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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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Are Arts Programs Too Important To Lose?

The arts are usually the first thing to go when a school faces budget cuts. DoSomething.org presents facts about arts education and reasons why the arts are important. For more information, please click here.
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Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) Training Is Big Success

Furthering our goal to expand our Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program to elementary schools throughout Washington state, ArtsEd Washington hosted an engaging and dynamic alumni training for principals who have completed the 3-year program. The alumni are now eligible to serve as coaches and facilitators to the group of principals in the next generation 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!