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Arts & Heritage Day

Arts & Heritage Day is February 6 in Olympia, WA.  Join ArtsEd Washington staff and Board of Directors, along with other arts advocates around the state, to meet with legislators and talk about arts and heritage issues in the current legislative session, and the cultural concerns in our communities and schools. The key way the […]
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Take 5 with Cassandra Town

Did you know that it takes only 7 or 8 personal connections to catch a legislator’s attention? Our individual efforts have a collective impact! Making your voice heard counts and here’s an example of a time when this really worked. Two years ago, just as the reporting on the arts assessments (CBPAs) became mandatory, a […]
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Centrum Youth Programs at risk in 2001 Washington budget

Centrum’s youth programs are at risk in the 2011 Washington state budget. The Governor has recommended all funding be cut for Highly Capable programs, which provide the funds that support Centrum. Contact your legislators before the special session and urge them to fund Highly Capable education. For more information, please click here.
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(Free Webinar) Stronger Together: Creating a Collaborative Message on Arts in Education Policy and ESEA Reauthorization

This webinar is a national field building opportunity to learn from a collaborative process developed by an ad hoc group of California arts education and school improvement advocates. They will present how a diverse group of advocates came together to develop a core, unified message platform along with tools to assist the arts education field […]
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Advocacy Tip: Write a Letter

This ArtsEd Washington Advocacy Tip is based on material from the Advocacy Committee of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network, of which ArtsEd Washington is a member. It’s time to get started on a new year of advocating for arts education. Our state’s Legislative Session is just around the corner, which means right […]
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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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Strengthen Arts Education in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Background on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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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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Parent to Parent Letter 2010

A letter from ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden explaining the need for parents and community members to advocate for arts education.
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    • Gary Kipp

      “As they develop into arts leaders, PAL participants are emerging as stronger, more dedicated, more effective principals. And, because the PAL model emphasizes shared leadership, these principals are building programs of success that can be sustained for years to come.”

      Gary Kipp
      AWSP