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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
The students didn't write essays to show what they learned. Instead, they created art that expressed how they felt. Now, they're sharing it with the public.
Olga Sinclair taught a painting class for 200 students — in the middle of a downtown Los Angeles street.
At one El Monte alternative school, teacher Learsi Martinez creates a learning environment where students who have lost loved ones can share their experiences.
Administrators hope learning and practicing the arts will help the TK-1 students with oral language and social-emotional development.
Educators, administrators, artists and more are working to test new approaches to making arts instruction accessible to all students in L.A. County.
The public school district is offering dance workshops through a unique partnership with a local charter school, California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley.
It takes more than just a star to put on a show: there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work, too. One program teaches students the skills to get technical work in the entertainment industry.
Local school districts – including LAUSD and Saugus Union in Santa Clarita – are reviewing policies for non-district individuals who work with students after a music specialist allegedly contaminated PVC flutes that were given to school children.
Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to reports of a shooting at the University of Southern California quickly declared that no such incident had occurred.
Over 120 artists and advocates from around the country gathered in Pasadena for the Create Justice forum. Their goal was to develop a national plan for juvenile justice reform.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is taking over museums and galleries across Southern California, but visiting those venues isn't the only opportunity for students to interact with its content.
A new framework for teaching history and social science is encouraging California teachers to ditch the long-time tradition of building miniature missions in fourth grade.
The Spotlight Academy, which is in its sixth year, is geared towards giving both students and their parents practical lessons in pursuing schooling and careers in the arts.
“Building missions from sugar cubes or popsicle sticks does not help students understand the period and is offensive to many,” a new framework reads.
Filmmaker Kamala Lopez spent seven years working on the film, which examines the various consequences of the U.S. Constitution's omission of explicit rights for women.