Priska Neely Arts Education Reporter
Priska Neely is KPCC's Arts Education Reporter.
Priska covers education in music, dance, performing and visual arts, as well as community arts programs. She examines innovation, equity and integration in arts education and holds educators accountable to state law requiring students receive access to arts instruction.
Prior to joining KPCC, Priska was a producer at NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. She coordinated film and television coverage for the show and reported stories for the network — mostly about entertainment and robots. Before that, she was part of the team at NPR's live, call–in show Talk of the Nation in Washington, D.C.
Priska was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, and studied journalism at New York University. When she's not working on a story, Priska moonlights as a singer-songwriter.
Stories by Priska Neely
Movie theater owners and studio executives have descended on Las Vegas to preview upcoming films and examine the fate of the movie business.
Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary is betting on the arts to turn the school around. As part of the process, teachers are learning new ways to engage students.
Amid worries about cuts to the NEA, KPCC's Priska Neely examines what the federal agency's funding for arts programming in the state looks like on the ground.
Cennemi Diaz, a senior at Millikan High School in Long Beach, will compete in the Poetry Out Loud competition in Sacramento this weekend.
Students at three high schools are spending the semester studying the playwright's work, including Fences. The program is run by Center Theatre Group.
How would you defeat racism? That's the question the Hammer Museum is urging families to explore this weekend as part of new series of art-making workshops.
Clara Lieu, adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, is launching a site to deliver fine arts education to the masses across the country.
With a new research project announced today, L.A. County wants to paint a more detailed picture of the state of arts education in its 80 school districts.
Six performing arts organizations partner with the district to give students access to more theater programming than anywhere else in L.A. County.
Kim Nguyen says music helped her find her purpose in the world. At 18, she's studying music education and wants to help other young musicians do the same.
Saturday Night Live's history with political satire goes back to the Ford administration. What makes this season different is that the president is taking note.
The show will premiere just a week after President Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The licensing fees for songs can range from the mid six-figures for a older classic to seven-figures for a new hit. Musicians can count on a bump in sales and streaming.
After more than 15 years, the standards for teaching arts in schools are getting an update. The state convened groups of educators to give input on the changes.
Shari Rezai was forced to cancel upcoming shows in L.A. with Iranian musicians after President Trump's travel ban rendered their performance visas null.