The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) Wire summarizes the findings and updates of James Catterall’s recently released study of approximately 25,000 secondary school students initially carried out in the 1990s over a four-year period. The original research found significant connections between high involvement in arts learning and general academic success with strong links to pro-social outcomes (community involvement). To read the complete study, click here.
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 (667.2 KiB) Learn More →