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Mary Plummer is a Senior Politics Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she was a reporter on KPCC's education team, and an associate producer for the radio station.
Mary 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.
Mary holds a master's degree with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, where she won the Richard T. Baker Award for multimedia reporting. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University in Orange County, California. In 2017, she was a winner of the Associated Press Television and Radio Association’s top award for Best Investigative Reporting. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR, PBS/THIRTEEN and the Yomiuri Shimbun.
Mary grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.
Stories by Mary Plummer
Sixteen weeks after his son committed suicide, Pastor Rick Warren returned to the stage at Saddleback Church to deliver an emotional, 70-minute sermon.
Arts educator Carl Schafer was shocked to find a few lines in the California education code requiring arts to be taught to all California students. Unfortunately it has no teeth.
The L.A. Fund launched another series of ads to promote arts education in public schools. Shepard Fairey is the third high-profile artist to participate.
In her 36 years working as a studio teacher, Linda Stone has worked with everyone from Miley Cyrus to "Family Matters" star Kellie Williams.
What's the difference between a tag and a roller? New online guide to street art sorts out graffiti lingo. And local guides lead you to key art. Field trip, anyone?
A new website offers independent reviews of apps. It's aimed at teachers looking to bring digital tools into their classrooms.
To fulfill its promise to make arts education a core subject, L.A. Unified teachers will incorporate the arts into other subjects.
A Laguna Beach gallery partners with the non-profit Ryman Arts to help raise money for weekend art classes in Fullerton.
Grant supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics will help the university improve core courses for those majors
A wireless network administrator points says introducing iPads into classrooms can introduce unintended problems, turns teachers into tech support
Brush up on teaching tricks from the comfort of your own home. A former art teacher launches a new way to connect with other art teachers.
Prospective students can now check median wages before picking a college and a degree program. The tool is simple to use and offers a wealth of helpful data.
The Orange County School of the Arts put on its second-ever showcase this year. The event brought the school's top acting students to L.A. to perform for agents.
A new report out of Paris took an in-depth analysis of current research on arts education. Learning music can boost students' IQ scores, but no evidence theater and dance help.
A new report finds a longer school day can help student academics by way of arts education. Five schools were used as case studies.