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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.”

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Students showcase construction skills in project to help the homeless

Construction trades students at the Pierce County Skills Center are among at least 20 teams of high school and college students from across the state who are busy building “tiny house” shelters for the homeless this month. Their projects are part of a statewide competition that takes place on the Capitol Campus in Olympia on Monday March 27.

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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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