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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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Barbara Shepherd

“The Kennedy Center supports this work because it engages the primary school leader and decision maker in planning arts programs… The [PAL] program design includes networking opportunities for principals so they can share best practices across school sites. Few initiatives provide such a high level of sustained support for principals.” Barbara Shepherd, Director of National […]
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    • Key Features of the PAL program

      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.

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