PAL Research

Anchoring Arts Education: Principals Arts Leadership Full Report

An evaluation of ArtsEd Washington’s Principal’s Arts Leadership Program for elementary schools, May 2009.

Anchoring Arts Education: Principals Arts Leadership Full Report

Anchoring Arts Education: Principals Arts Leadership Executive Summary

Executive Summary from the May 2009 Evaluation of ArtsEd Washington’s PAL Program.

Anchoring Arts Education: Principals Arts Leadership Executive Summary

Anchoring Arts Education: Principals Arts Leadership Best Practices

Extract of best practices and recommendations from the May 2009 Evaluation of ArtsEd Washington’s PAL Program.

Anchoring Arts Education: Principals Arts Leadership Best Practices

Key Features of the PAL program

The purpose of ArtsEd Washington’s Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program is to increase the provision of high quality arts instruction in Washington State’s educational system. PAL’s goal is to build and support systemic change in public elementary schools so that all students can benefit from the proven and powerful role of arts learning in a complete education. The strategy for accomplishing this – and the linchpin of the PAL program – is to frame the school principal as the instructional leader in the arts. PAL is focused on creating change by guiding principals, teachers, schools, and districts as they grow and sustain arts instruction as an integral component of elementary school education.

Key Features of the PAL Program