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WSSDA Annual Conference Session: The Arts – A Strategy for Student Success

The Washington State School Directors Associationn’s (WSSDA) Annual Conference is November 14-17. ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden and OSPI Program Supervisor for the Arts Anne Banks, along with local School Board Directors, present Hidden in Plain Sight: The Arts – A Strategy for Student Success; a session focusing on the arts as a tool […]
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School’s Out, Advocacy Continues!

Congratulations to the Americans for the Arts’ Arts Education Council, whose advocacy efforts succeeded in restoring funds to the San Diego Unified School District’s Visual and Performing Arts Department.  On June 21, their relationship building and continued advocacy efforts led to a unanimous vote by the board of education that ensured full funding to arts […]
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Open Letter to Washington’s School Directors

Every Student.  Every School. May 17, 2011 Dear School Board President, This month, schools and districts across the state celebrate Arts Education Month.  On behalf of ArtsEd Washington, I would like to take this opportunity to extend a special thank you for your leadership and commitment to education. We appreciate the hard work and dedication […]
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State Board of Education Meeting (Graduation Requirements)

SBE provisionally adopted the Career and College-Ready Washington State Graduation Requirements during the September 14-15, 2010, Board meeting. The proposed graduation requirements result from three years of work by SBE members, the Core 24 Implementation Task Force (read the final Task Force report here), educational leaders, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders. SBE has developed these […]
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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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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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