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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 […]
Election Day is November 8, 2011. School Board positions are probably the elected office most likely to have a direct impact on you, your family, and the kids in your neighborhood. Help inform your fellow voters before they ink in their ballots by surveying your local School Board candidates on key issues around arts education […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
An evaluation of ArtsEd Washington's Principal's Arts Leadership Program for elementary schools, May 2009. Anchoring Arts Education: Principals Arts Leadership Full Report
Executive Summary from the May 2009 Evaluation of ArtsEd Washington’s PAL Program.
- Doug Poage "As a principal, I was thinking, “When will we ever get to the arts?” We saw this opportunity and realized this was our chance. ArtsEd Washington gave us the vehicle to get aligned and focused. Parents and visitors have commented that they feel a different energy when they walk through the halls." Doug Poage, Carnation Riverview School District