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

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

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

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: