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.
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
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
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.