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It’s a Fact: the Demand for Creativity is on the Rise

Read about the important role that art and design plays in our everyday lives.  The Ringling College of Art and Design presents data that indicates just how influential the arts are on our economic well-being and future. Learn more about how arts funding in our own state is in jeopardy and find out how you […]
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Music Teachers Discuss the Role Music Booster Groups Play (Or Don’t Play)

This past January, MENC: The National Association of Music Educators surveyed members about booster groups and teachers on their advocacy experiences. Their findings are posted online and include some best practice ideas. Read their findings here.
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Project Tomorrow’s Annual Speak Up Survey Open until December 17 – Arts Educators Wanted!

The Speak Up National Research Project is an online survey open to students, educators, future educators and parents that provides participating organizations with a quick and easy way to collect authentic feedback from their stakeholders and constituents on important education issues. Help make sure the voice of arts education is included! This year’s Speak Up […]
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Celebrating Arts Education in the Holidays

The holidays offer ideal opportunities for arts education advocacy efforts as schools present their concerts, performances, and more. This is your chance to spread some holiday cheer and raise awareness of the importance of arts programs for every student in your school. Below are some ideas to help get you started in your efforts. Have […]
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(Free Webinar) Stronger Together: Creating a Collaborative Message on Arts in Education Policy and ESEA Reauthorization

This webinar is a national field building opportunity to learn from a collaborative process developed by an ad hoc group of California arts education and school improvement advocates. They will present how a diverse group of advocates came together to develop a core, unified message platform along with tools to assist the arts education field […]
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WSAAF King County Arts Advocacy Meeting

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DoSomething.org has Arts in Education

The Arts are usually the first thing to go when a school faces budget cuts. Are these programs too important to lose? Visit the Arts in Education page on DoSomething.org to learn more.
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Advocacy Tip: Write a Letter

This ArtsEd Washington Advocacy Tip is based on material from the Advocacy Committee of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network, of which ArtsEd Washington is a member. It’s time to get started on a new year of advocating for arts education. Our state’s Legislative Session is just around the corner, which means right […]
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Action Alert: US Senate Vote on Nov. 29th

Dear WA Arts and Arts Education Advocates, While we know your are busily preparing for your Thanksgiving holiday, we felt it was important to communicate this important update on the elimination of funding that will impact arts programs. The Senate is set to vote on an amendment from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Monday, November […]
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Arts Advocacy Toolkit

Decades of research show that learning in the arts is at the core of a high quality education. Now the Arts Advocacy Toolkit has been designed to help teachers, parents, and education advocates understand how the era of No Child Left Behind affects access to arts education. The toolkit features “five things you can do […]
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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!