Arts for Every Student

Arts Education Resources Initiative

Washington State Arts Commission

2005, 24 pages. Washington State Arts Commission, 711 Capitol Way S. Suite 600, PO Box 42675, Olympia, WA 98504-2675, 360-753-3860,

This overview of the current state of arts education in Washington State includes chapters addressing primary considerations for establishing high quality K-12 arts education programs: Curriculum, Assessment, Teaching Capacity, Collaboration, Scheduling, (finding time for the arts), and Funding. Each section includes a list of benchmarks (in easy-to-find yellow boxes) and "Action Agendas" (called out in green boxes) that outline specific strategies for sustaining arts education at the local and state level. The companion website (URL above) provides the same information as well as links to local and national resources.