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Our GiveBIG Donors for 2017!

We wish to thank the following people for their GiveBIG contributions to ArtsEd Washington on May 10, 2017. Thanks for your commitment to arts education for ALL students in Washington State! Anne Banks* Megan Banks Tom Banks* Patricia Britton Alexis Camacho (in honor of Laurie Utterback) Bob Cooper* Sandra Dennis Richelle Dickerson Leita Earl* Anne Gilbert […]
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GiveBIG on May 10, 2017!

May 10 is the day to GiveBIG!  It’s the Seattle Foundation’s one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all! Your donation to ArtsEd Washington will help make a difference!  Some examples of what we’re working on: It’s a school […]
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Leita Earl

Leita is an educator and a consultant to public and private organizations worldwide. The first twenty-eight years of Leita’s career was served as a K-12 educator, administrator and facilitator. During this time, Leita received a Most Improved Elementary School: Principal’s Award from the Superintendent of Public Instruction. She trained and designed courses in culture, technology, […]
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Help Shape Washington State’s New Education Plan!

If you support maintaining and strengthening arts education in Washington State’s K-12 schools, your voice is needed now! The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in December 2015. It’s the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Washington State’s ESSA Consolidated Plan Draft is the document that outlines how Washington intends to […]
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Meet Programs Director Carrie Stroud

ArtsEd Washington would like to welcome Programs Director Carrie Stroud to our team. Carrie previously worked at Spokane Public Schools as a high school art specialist since 2008. After earning a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and studying educational leadership, Carrie was hired as the Arts Department Lead at Shadle Park High School and established  a district-wide arts advocacy committee devoted to informing the public about the benefits of the arts, […]
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About Cultural Access Washington (CAWA)

A cultural access program is a publicly funded program established to expand access to cultural organizations, such as arts, heritage, and scientific organizations. Passed and signed into law in 2015, our state’s Cultural Access Program authorizes any county in Washington State to put before the voters a measure to provide sustainable funding to increase access […]
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How Does Art Lessons In the Classroom Align with Common Core?

Most activities in Art Lessons in the Classroom are aligned with Common Core State Standards in math or language arts, as well as Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements for Students (EALRs). Follow each link to a table that shows the alignment: How the Art Lessons Align with Common Core ELA <br>How the Art Lessons Align with Common Core Math
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A Big Thank You to Our GiveBIG 2016 Donors!

GiveBIG 2016 Was a Big Success! The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG 2016 campaign was a two-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make the Seattle region a stronger, more vibrant community for all. This year’s gifts to ArtsEd Washington will help us continue our mission to create enduring system-wide change to […]
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10 Years of Success, Growth, and Una!

This spring, ArtsEd Washington celebrated a truly special milestone, Executive Director Una McAlinden’s 10th Anniversary with the organization. The occasion has given us a wonderful opportunity to pause, reflect, and celebrate the growth of our organization, our work, and our impact over the past ten years. When ArtsEd Washington’s Board of Directors made the decision […]
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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!