Arts Education Month

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 talking points to your school board meeting.

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  • It’s a win for every student and every school!

    State Board of Education Approves Increased Arts Requirements for High School Graduation The Board’s decision helped culminate a week-long national celebration of the arts, as schools, students, and communities [...]

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  • Check out Art Lessons in the Classroom

    ArtsEd Washington developed Art Lessons in the Classroom to provide visual art curriculum for elementary schools that is aligned with Washington state standards.This comprehensive and sequential visual arts curriculum provides an excellent foundation in visual arts concepts.

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  • In Spring 2012, Executive Director Una McAlinden, along with Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) Program Alumni Laura Ploudré and Doug Poage, were featured in a panel during a national teleconference hosted by the Support Music Coalition – led by the  National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

    Their discussion, “Principals Take the Lead with Arts Education Planning”, took place during the National Association of School Music Dealers Conference, and was broadcast to participants across the country.

    Listen to the teleconference* (see instructions below) to learn more about PAL, and to hear how the program has sustainably impacted local schools.

    Follow along with a transcript of the conversation.  Read the companion article, FOCUS ON STUDENTS: Empowering Principals as School Arts Leaders is Key Strategy for Student Success, as well!

    *The PAL section of the panel begins approximately 23 minutes into the discussion.  Scroll the cursor near the middle of the track.
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