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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.