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Students tap dance, sing as new arts standards are adopted

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal visited Elk Plain School of Choice in Spanaway on Wednesday for the formal adoption of new standards that will govern arts teaching in Washington schools. The school for kindergarten through eighth grade students, which is part of the Bethel School District, offers an arts-rich curriculum that includes dance, visual arts, theater, music and more. “Education involves the whole child,” Reykdal said. “The arts are part of that.”
Debbie Cafazzo dcafazzo@thenewstribune.com
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Students tap dance, sing as new arts standards are adopted

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West Hylebos Wetlands

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Hiking Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls

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Fire at Gig Harbor restaurant