Thank you to our King County Council for issuing a formal proclamation on May 4 designating May 2015 as Arts Education Month. The Council joins Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, and the 4Culture Board in recognizing the arts as a fundamental component of a complete education for every student in every school in Washington State. Council Chair Larry Phillips, prime sponsor of the proclamation, states,
“Children with exposure to a diverse arts education grow up with the cognitive skills and ingenuity to not only enrich their community but work successfully in a variety of fields as well.”
Thank you also to our partners at ArtsEd Washington who are working hard to ensure that all schools have the tools, training and information necessary to provide the arts education their students need to thrive in the 21st century. We encourage all cities and school districts throughout King County and Washington State to join us in celebrating the creative accomplishments of our amazing students and teachers.