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Arts Education Reporter
Exposure to the arts can open doors to a creative life, but not everyone has the same opportunities to be creative -- even though California state law requires access to arts education. I explore what’s being done to address the disparity and who does and doesn't get to learn about and make art.
Stories by Carla Javier
Over 40 vigils are being held this week – around Los Angeles and in cities across the country – in memory of the 22 people killed in the El Paso shooting last weekend. The vast majority of the victims were Latino.
Rhode Montijo writes and illustrates children’s books, and he was a co-creator of the online animated series Happy Tree Friends.
The site includes a new time capsule to replace one unearthed by work crews that had been buried at the original dedication in 1958.
When Solvej Schou was a senior at LAUSD’s Hamilton High in the mid-1990s, she wrote poetry and played music in the quad.
The mural's backdrop of radiating red-orange and blue stripes drew criticism from neighbors who said it was reminiscent of the Japanese Imperial Army battle flag.
A one-time state grant provided $44 million to boost arts education and other programs for public school students. So how was the money spent?
Shepard Fairey, Faith XLVII, Axel Void, and 1010 are among the artists who are creating new works at the campus of Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School
"You'll never stop being my teacher," Sanjay Patel told his former art instructor, Julie Tabler, when we reunited them at KPCC.
At a fundraiser, Kirby Howell-Bapiste, Keiko Agena, Wayne Brady, and Seth Rogen read works by participants in WriteGirl, a free program for aspiring teen writers.
Tens of thousands of fans and friends celebrated the life of the slain rapper at a memorial service at Staples Center and on the streets of Los Angeles.
Federal student loans will be cancelled automatically, but only for the current term. Students can apply for additional loan relief.
In March of 1968, students from five high schools in East L.A. walked out of their classrooms to protest the unequal education they were receiving. This weekend, students from Van Nuys High School will portray that historical event in an oratorio they wrote with artists from the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
The shutdown is over and the federal government is open, but not everything is back to normal.
An advocate for arts education explains what he hopes newly inaugurated Gov. Gavin Newsom will do when it comes to the future of arts in California schools.
California-born poet Dana Gioia has wrapped up his time as the state's poet laureate. During his two-year term, which ended in October, he made it his goal to visit all 58 counties in the state.