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Superintendent Randy Dorn’s Letter, March 2009

“The Arts – dance, music, theatre and visual arts – are basic and core subject areas, and are essential to the well-rounded education of the whole child.”
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Secretary Arne Duncan’s Speech, April 2010

Secretary Arne Duncan’s Remarks at the Arts Education Partnership National Forum Link: http://www2.ed.gov/news/speeches/2010/04/04092010.html
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Secretary Arne Duncan’s Letter to School District Leaders

“The arts can help students become tenacious, team-oriented problem solvers who are able to think creatively. These qualities can be especially important in improving learning among students from economically disadvantaged circumstances”
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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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Action Alert: Stand Up and Speak Out for Arts Education, modified for Tacoma Public Schools

Email the Tacoma School Board and superintendent asking them to preserve the arts facilitator position.
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    • PAL School Receives Crayola Grant!

      ArtsEd Washington is pleased to announce that our Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program participant, Madrona K-8 School, was recently awarded a grant from the Crayola Champion Creatively Alive program!

      Under the leadership of Principal Farah Thaxton, and with guidance of our PAL program, Madrona has enlisted an active group of parents, community partners, and artists to assist in their capacity building to integrate the arts into all aspects of their curriculum. As they head into their second year of PAL, and now with the support of the Champion Creatively Alive grant, Madrona plans to continue developing their arts plan that will:

      • Establish model lessons and implementation tools;
      • Strengthen teachers’ confidence in facilitating arts-integrated lessons; and
      • Set standards around long-term, sequential arts programming, and more.

      When asked how the PAL program was a contributor to their grant application , Principal Thaxton said, “Our work through PAL enabled our Arts Team to clarify our priorities, to be very intentional in what we plan to achieve in the years ahead. Working with an experienced Coach, we created a realistic, practical plan, with benchmarks each trimester. This is critical in achieving the transformation we have envisioned for Madrona. We were able to show Crayola and NAESP that we are taking concrete steps to teach our students critical skills, like resourcefulness and inventiveness, which strong arts education provides.”.

      Congratulations, Madrona!

      A special thank you to Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) for providing opportunities for schools to foster creativity through the arts, as part of a basic and complete education. We appreciate all that you do to support arts education for every student at every school!