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: 

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

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

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

Cyndi Evans

“The PAL program has been helpful in identifying arts resources in our state. It has given us a venue through which we have explored various implementation strategies. PAL helped us inventory our own skills—an amazing process!! And then gave us the opportunity to really plan activities to support our dreams.” Cyndi Evans Stafford, Tacoma