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Obama Administration Provides Blueprint for Education Reform

The Obama administration released its blueprint to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, which will help ensure that all students graduate prepared for college and a career.  This blueprint builds on the significant reforms around four areas, including: Improvement of  teacher/principal effectiveness Providing tools and information to families that will help them evaluate their […]
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President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Releases Landmark Arts Education Report

Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools is the culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country. The report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education and includes: An update of the current research base about arts education outcomes An […]
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U.S. Education Secretary: Premature Cuts Can Lead to Unintended Consequences

“There are right ways and wrong ways to cut spending, and the most important guiding principle I can offer is to minimize the negative impact on students and seize this opportunity to direct your spending to the highest priorities.” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan stated in a recent letter to state governors, urging them to […]
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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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Strengthen Arts Education in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Background on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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    • In the News: PAL School Excels Through the Arts

      As they complete their second year of the Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program, Black Diamond Elementary has already noticed significant positive change amongst their students: attendance has improved, students are more highly engaged in school activities, there’s been a marked decrease in disciplinary issues and academic achievement is on the rise.

      When asked what she attributes these changes to, Principal Gerrie Garton has one answer: the arts.

      Principal Garton shared these improvements with the Enumclaw School Board, as well as the school’s involvement with the PAL program, which has helped prepare her to lead the staff towards building art-focused curriculum in all subjects.

      Learn more about Black Diamond Elementary’s success through the arts in the Enumclaw Patch, and read ArtsEd Washington’s interview with Principal Garton about how PAL has transformed the school.

      Want to enroll your school in PAL?  Apply for Fall 2012!