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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. 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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The Arts are usually the first thing to go when a school faces budget cuts. Are these programs too important to lose? Visit the Arts in Education page on to learn more.
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STEAM not just STEM

Harvey White, co-founder of both Qualcomm Inc. and Leap Wireless International Inc., knows something about the work force of the future. Qualcomm’s president since its earliest days, White was responsible for hiring thousands of engineers. Now, he says, they all need courses in art as well as science. Otherwise they will not be as creative […]
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Action Alert: US Senate Vote on Nov. 29th

Dear WA Arts and Arts Education Advocates, While we know your are busily preparing for your Thanksgiving holiday, we felt it was important to communicate this important update on the elimination of funding that will impact arts programs. The Senate is set to vote on an amendment from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Monday, November […]
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Principals’ Arts Leadership program featured on King County TV

Tune in to King County TV this week to learn more about how the arts are positively impacting schools in Washington state. This special 4Culture presentation features ArtsEd Washington and begins airing today through November 7 on cable channel 22. Air dates and times are as follows: November 3:  8:30am November 4:  10:00am November 5:  […]
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ArtsEd Washington Launches New Website

Dynamic and interactive portal focuses on advancing arts education for all students SEATTLE – In continuing to advance arts education for students in grades K-12, ArtsEd Washington has launched a new dynamic and interactive website,, further raising the awareness of the importance of ensuring that every student at every school has equal access to […]
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How can our schools reclaim a competitive edge?

American schools are in crisis. Students are graduating without the qualities that many employers most desire – creativity, open-mindedness, flexibility and the ability to think on one’s feet. Alas, schools have become institutions rather than learning centers. By focusing on tests and getting students prepared for them, the only true skill students learn is how […]
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Before you Vote! Review the Washington State Arts Alliance Candidate Survey

Critical reading in these days before the election! Responses from the Washington State Arts Alliance (WSAA) Biennial Candidate Survey are now available online. The survey, distributed to the top two winners of the August primary, included twelve arts-related questions. ArtsEd Washington was pleased to have the opportunity to work with WSAA in developing specific questions […]
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