Arts Education http://www.kplu.org en Do Arts Matter? Seattle School Board Candidates Weigh In http://www.kplu.org/post/do-arts-matter-seattle-school-board-candidates-weigh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Do the arts matter? </span>ArtsEd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Washington, a nonprofit advocacy group, queried school board candidates across the state about the influence of the arts in their own lives and whether arts education would be a priority if elected this November.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:45:31 +0000 Florangela Davila 10598 at http://www.kplu.org Nathan Hale High Nabs Big Radio Award http://www.kplu.org/post/nathan-hale-high-nabs-big-radio-award <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Who’s got the “best dance station” in the country? The answer is S</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">eattle, thanks to the students at Nathan Hale High School.</span></p><p>The school's KNHC C 89.5 FM nabbed the Crystal Trophy for best dance station in the country during the Promo Only Summer Sessions national radio conference last month.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The station beat out major commercial stations, as well as Sirius </span>XM<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to claim the honor.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 10083 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle school district considers extending elementary school day http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-school-district-considers-extending-elementary-school-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Public Schools wants to add a half-hour to the school day for elementary students by as early as the next school year. But the district must first align a number of variables, including funding and union support.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8425 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle school district considers extending elementary school day Roosevelt, Mountlake Terrace make top 3 at Essentially Ellington http://www.kplu.org/post/roosevelt-mountlake-terrace-make-top-3-essentially-ellington <p>Two Western Washington high school bands finished in the top three at the &quot;Jazz at Lincoln Center&rsquo;s 16th Annual <a href="http://jalc.org/jazzED/ee/welcome09.html">Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition &amp; Festival</a> Saturday.</p><p>KING 5 TV <a href="http://www.king5.com/news/education/Two-Seattle-area-HS-bands-in-Essentially-Ellington-jazz-finals-121789369.html">reports Seattle&#39;s Roosevelt High School took second place</a> and Mountlake Terrace High School took third. Sun, 15 May 2011 12:30:50 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1602 at http://www.kplu.org Roosevelt, Mountlake Terrace make top 3 at Essentially Ellington Essentially Ellington again features Seattle-area school jazz bands in New York City http://www.kplu.org/post/essentially-ellington-again-brings-best-seattle-area-school-jazz-bands-new-york-city <p>It&#39;s another banner year for Seattle-area high school jazz bands.&nbsp;</p><p>Ensembles from Roosevelt and Mountlake Terrace High Schools are once again at Lincoln center in New York, NY - competing in what many critics regard as <a href="http://www.jalc.org/jazzed/ee/welcome09.html">the nation&#39;s top bout for young jazz artists</a>, the Essentially Ellington competition.</p><p>The Seattle Times is <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/flatpages/entertainment/ellington2011.html">covering the event</a> and has this note in today&#39;s print copy of the&nbsp; paper:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;On Friday, the competition runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with Roosevelt appearing last. There are two segments on Saturday, 7 to 8:30 a.m., with Mountlake Terrace playing last, and 10 a.m. to noon. The three top bands will be announced on the <a href="http://www.jalc.org/jazzed/ee/webcast.html">live stream</a> at 1 p. m. (All times PST.)&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 13 May 2011 16:15:37 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1596 at http://www.kplu.org Essentially Ellington again features Seattle-area school jazz bands in New York City Mercer Island High's marching band to play in London http://www.kplu.org/post/mercer-island-highs-marching-band-play-london <p>The Mercer Island High School marching band weaves and dances through the streets. They’ve been practicing since 7 a.m.,even though it’s winter break, and a lot of their friends are sleeping in.</p><p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 17:10:24 +0000 Rachel Solomon 408 at http://www.kplu.org Mercer Island High's marching band to play in London Cornish College names new president http://www.kplu.org/post/cornish-college-names-new-president <p>Cornish College will welcome its first woman president since the arts school was established <a href="http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&amp;file_id=3364">by Nellie Cornish in 1914</a>.&nbsp; Dr. Nancy Uscher will leave her position as provost of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and join the Seattle arts school in August next year. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 19:22:30 +0000 Gary Davis 251 at http://www.kplu.org Cornish College names new president Following Aristotle: Ballard High's storytellers http://www.kplu.org/post/following-aristotle-ballard-highs-storytellers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-934881.mp3</p><p>In a time when films like <i>Jackass 3-D</i> and the <i>Saw</i> horror sequels are tops at the box office, some young Seattle filmmakers are winning awards for bucking popular trends. &nbsp;A Ballard High School program is turning out talented film students whose work is&nbsp;inspired<strong> </strong>by an ancient model. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 06:15:04 +0000 Gary Davis 141 at http://www.kplu.org Following Aristotle: Ballard High's storytellers