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May 14, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Seattle’s grant of $500K to schools will expand arts education

The city of Seattle is donating an additional $500,000 to Seattle Public Schools so that students in the city’s Central District will receive at least two hours of arts education each week. In an announcement today, Mayor Mike McGinn said the money will come from higher-than-expected revenue from admissions taxes, and will also be used to purchase instruments and art supplies for…

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February 14, 2012 at 7:55 PM

City of Seattle, schools to hold arts forum Thursday

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Interim Superintendent Susan Enfield will participate in a panel discussion Thursday evening about the role of arts in public education. The 6:30 p.m. panel, at Seattle University’s Pigott Auditorium, 1017 E. Marion St., is part of an effort to create a more accessible and comprehensive K-12 visual- and performing-arts plan for Seattle…

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