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
Across the country, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded 1,116 grants for a total of $29.1 million in funding to support the arts.
Organizers of the campaign, known as "Give Music," expect to distribute about 350 instruments to aspiring musicians age 10 to 22.
As students dive into their books to study for finals, it's time to ask: will classical music in the background help you ace that test?
An expansive project out of UC Irvine is underway to develop and study a new curriculum to help students better learn science through the arts.
American Ballet Theatre is creating a new dance school with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, which will house the new dance school for 3-14 year olds.
As theater instruction declines in elementary schools across the country, Disney steps up support of musical theater productions in Orange County.
El Dorado High School teacher Sunshine Cavalluzzi has been honored twice by the Grammy Museum for outstanding use of music as a teaching tool.
Two Southern California after-school arts programs will be honored Monday for helping students boost their learning and life skills.
The race for California school superintendent came down to the wire in the nationally watched contest that pitted "reformists" against labor.
New Field Poll data shows the two candidates are neck-and-neck in the final days of the campaign, both drawing 28 percent support from likely voters.
In a role reversal, a high school senior takes the lead in teaching Instagram to a group of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers and administrators.
Fifteen school districts across California launched a pilot program Thursday that seeks to bring the farm-to-table movement to school campuses.
The concert, known as "The Organ: Stops, Keys, Pedals and Pipes," is one of a series of events for all ages going on this year to celebrate the organ's 10th year.
Former L.A. Unified superintendent John Deasy spoke out Friday morning on where he may be headed next, indicating he may consider a run for political office.
Following the resignation of Los Angeles Unified's John Deasy, the union representing teachers urged an open process in selecting the next superintendent.