Arts Integration Works!

Earlier this spring, Dayna Laur, an Advanced Placement Politics teacher, and Katlyn Wolfgang, an Art teacher, successfully integrated their two subjects in a cross-class collaboration project at Central York High School in Pennsylvania.  Ms. Laur introduced categories of public policy, which had to be fully researched by the politics students, who then presented their materials

21st Century Skills = Art Skills

“Are we preparing students to function as human beings, or just as flesh-and-blood versions of a hard drive?” asks Bruce D. Taylor, Director of Education for the Washington National Opera, in an Education Week article, The Skills Connection Between the Arts and 21st Century Learning.  Taylor advocates utilizing the skills of arts specialists when building

Is Creativity the #1 Skill for the 21st Century?

From Psychology Today: the Working Creativity blog authored by Mark Batey, Ph.D., discusses how, against a backdrop of uncertainty, economic turmoil and unprecedented change a new picture is emerging of the skills and traits for success (and perhaps even simply survival) in the modern era.  At the heart of this essential skill set for the future

Creativity can be an economic engine

If we are entering an age when creativity and innovation are the hallmarks of the most successful companies, why then are we not doing more to find out what makes people creative?  This feature article by John Eger,, discusses how Massachusetts is leading the charge in measuring creativity in public schools statewide.

11th Annual Music Student Scholarships

Finish this essay: “How my music teacher has influenced me and my goals in school..." You could win your share of $20,000 including music products for your school music program! For more information, please click here.

All Kids Can CREATE

The All Kids Can CREATE visual arts program showcases how students with and without disabilities learn through the arts in their schools and communities. The program is presented annually by VSA and CVS Caremark All Kids Can. All submitted artwork will be featured in an online gallery and considered for display in a national touring

WSAC’s Arts Education Research Initiative (AERI) Report 2009

This look at the State of Arts Education in Washington State is a "must-read" for all arts advocates! In addition to information about the state of arts education in Washington, the publication includes context from external state and national arts education research, and identifies attributes of effective education practices, and suggestions for taking action for

Principals’ Arts Leadership report

September 29, 2010: ArtsEd Washington today announced the results of an extensive study examining the effectiveness of the organization’s Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program. Principals and teachers at many of the PAL schools reported increased student engagement in the classroom and significantly decreased behavioral issues throughout the school as a result of the program. [download