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Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) Training Is Big Success

Furthering our goal to expand our Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program to elementary schools throughout Washington state, ArtsEd Washington hosted an engaging and dynamic alumni training for principals who have completed the 3-year program. The alumni are now eligible to serve as coaches and facilitators to the group of principals in the next generation of […]
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Principals’ Arts Leadership program featured on King County TV

Tune in to King County TV this week to learn more about how the arts are positively impacting schools in Washington state. This special 4Culture presentation features ArtsEd Washington and begins airing today through November 7 on cable channel 22. Air dates and times are as follows: November 3:  8:30am November 4:  10:00am November 5:  […]
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School Spotlight: Rocky Ridge Elementary

ArtsEd Washington highlights the challenges and achievements of one of its PAL Schools. School Stories: Rocky Ridge
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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.
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Parent to Parent Letter 2010

A letter from ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden explaining the need for parents and community members to advocate for arts education.
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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 […]
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Anchoring Arts Education: Principals’ Arts Leadership Full Report

An evaluation of ArtsEd Washington’s Principal’s Arts Leadership Program for elementary schools, May 2009. Anchoring Arts Education: Principals Arts Leadership Full Report
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Anchoring Arts Education: Principals’ Arts Leadership Executive Summary

Executive Summary from the May 2009 Evaluation of ArtsEd Washington’s PAL Program.
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Anchoring Arts Education: Principals’ Arts Leadership Best Practices

Extract of best practices and recommendations from the May 2009 Evaluation of ArtsEd Washington’s PAL Program.
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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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    • Welcome to Our Newest PAL Schools 2010-2011

      ArtsEd Washington is excited to introduce our new group of principals participating in the Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program this year. Through this program, the principals will be positioned as the instruction leaders in the arts, empowering them in a role to effectively guide the expectations for teachers and providing them with tools to help them increase their schools’ capacity for bringing the arts to every student.

      Please join us in welcoming the following principals and their schools:

      If one of these schools is in your community, we encourage you to stop by to congratulate the principal and offer your support.

      Since their acceptance into the PAL program, principals have been busy creating their Arts Teams – the leadership group comprised of teachers from their school, and the community (parents, artists, business and civic leaders). The team brings together multiple talents that will work with the principal in developing a School Arts Vision and Arts Plan. We look forward to meeting these teams at their first PAL Schools Workshop in late January.

      We would like to extend a thank you to our PAL program funders including the Clowes Fund, 4Culture, The Robert B. McMillen Foundation, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. We would also like to thank the Seattle Asian Art Museum for hosting our January workshop training.

      About Principals Arts Leadership

      The central role of the principal as instructional leader in the arts is a core tenet of the PAL program and is based on national research findings. The Arts Education Partnership’s 1999 study, Gaining the Arts Advantage: Lessons from School Districts that Value Arts Education, highlights the role of the principal as the primary instructional leader at the school level. The findings showed that principals create the expectations and climate within the school building and their support for arts education is essential, if it is to flourish. Through the PAL program, ArtsEd Washington uniquely positions the principal as the central figure in advancement of arts learning. Learn more about our PAL program.