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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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ArtsEd Washington/ AWSP Principals Forum 2015

Closing the Gap: The Vital Connection Between Equitable Arts Provision & Student Success A peer forum for principals, assistant principals, and district administrators/elected leaders Presented by ArtsEd Washington (Principals Arts Leadership Program) & the Association of Washington School Principals Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015     Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Location: Cornish Playhouse (Seattle Center) | 201 Mercer Street […]
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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 […]
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Resources from ArtsEd Washington / AWSP Principals Peer Forum

Thank you for attending the Principals Peer Forum: Arts and the Common Core, presented by ArtsEd Washington and the Association for Washington School Principals. We are inspired by your commitment to ensuring the arts are provided at your school as part of basic education.  We hope you will further your commitment to arts education for ALL […]
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      “As they develop into arts leaders, PAL participants are emerging as stronger, more dedicated, more effective principals. And, because the PAL model emphasizes shared leadership, these principals are building programs of success that can be sustained for years to come.”

      Gary Kipp
      AWSP