Mary Plummer Education Reporter
Mary Plummer is a reporter on SCPR's education team, covering arts education. Before joining the beat she was an associate producer for Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show.
Plummer began her career in broadcast at ABC News in London, where she worked on TV stories for the network’s news lineup and regularly covered Europe for ABCNews.com.
Plummer has a master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she won the Richard T. Baker Award for multimedia reporting. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University and was the editor in chief of her campus newspaper. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, The New York Times, PBS/THIRTEEN and the Yomiuri Shimbun. Plummer grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.
Stories by Mary Plummer
Teaching guru Rafe Esquith opened up about how he dealt with failure early in his career and why he feels today's education assessment methods are misguided.
A roundup of creative art projects for kids that will help you get into the spirit of fall. Check out these crafts from around the web.
More than eight weeks after district officials' completion of a new arts plan, many key details remain unclear. One major missing component: a budget.
Washington Monthly released its latest list of the top "socially conscious" colleges. Two California public universities landed the one and two spots.
The Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra will hold auditions in Sierra Madre on Saturday. Bruce Kiesling is the orchestras new music director.
Students at the Orange County School of the Arts and their parents can check schedules - and grades - on exclusive app designed by a set of parents.
The Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra launched last summer to help teach 6 to12 year olds music. Most don't get it at school.
L.A. Unified's school board is expected to hear public comment Tuesday on it's newly released plan to increase arts instruction for students.
The new facility hopes to save 1,000 additional pets per year. Last year the NKLA Coalition helped with more than 23,000 adoptions.
Residents participated in a five-day emergency response program. After completing the 24-hour long course, they're eligible to assist the city in emergencies.
A group of arts teachers from Illinois offer tips and tricks for how to use technology to improve arts projects in the classroom.
For four weeks, Cal Arts' campus in Valencia becomes a teen artist colony. The competitive program has managed to survive budget cuts for 27 years.
The students will perform in a Broadway revue-style show Saturday at the center's Samueli Theater, part of a summer enrichment program for struggling teens.
The principal of New York's famous arts high school LaGuardia is moving West to take over Cortines. She's the fifth principal in as many years.
A new report from The Wallace Foundation finds that students are increasingly finding arts education opportunities on their own, outside of the classroom.