Tag Archives: Policy
"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 […]
Background on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
ArtsEd Washington highlights the challenges and achievements of one of its PAL Schools. School Stories: Rocky Ridge
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.
A letter from ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden explaining the need for parents and community members to advocate for arts education.
A one page overview of WSAC's 2009 AERI Report.
Secretary Arne Duncan's letter to school and education community leaders, August 2009.
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
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 […]
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
- Mike Sellers "Every time I observe an integrated arts lesson in a classroom, I find our highest levels of student engagement. Whether it is readers’ theater or a visual art component to math, reading, or social studies, many of our students who struggle with behavior or engagement issues rise to the top and then this carries over to the rest of their work." Mike Sellers, Armin Jahr Bremerton School District