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Advocacy Tip: Be Part of the Solution

“Far too often…policymakers receive the message of what not to do. While there is value in saying “don’t cut this program,” it’s only one side of the equation.  What do you want policymakers to do?” Writes Executive Director Danielle Brazell in her blog post from Arts for LA, Why Being “In the Solution” Matters. Echoing […]
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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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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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Overview of Arts Education Research Initiative report

A one page overview of WSAC’s 2009 AERI Report.
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Letter from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Secretary Arne Duncan’s letter to school and education community leaders, August 2009.
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Arts Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) and Grade Level Expectations (GLEs)

The Arts Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) and Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) can be found on the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website. Link: http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/Standards/default.aspx
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Washington State Basic Education Act

To these ends, the goals of each school district, with the involvement of parents and community members, shall be to provide opportunities for every student to develop the knowledge and skills essential to: …(2) Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures […]
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Elementary & Secondary Education Act

Core Academic Subjects – The term `core academic subjects’ means English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography. Link: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/index.html
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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.

         Key Features of the PAL program (667.2 KiB)