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Senior Early Childhood Reporter
Priska Neely is KPCC’s Senior Early Childhood Reporter, covering issues facing children 0-5 and those who care for them.
She joined the station in 2015, as KPCC’s arts education reporter. Prior to that, 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.
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Stories by Priska Neely
Students at Huntington Park Elementary School were inspired to create an orchestra. But the school didn't have instruments. Here's how they got them.
Members of the All City Honor Marching Band spent hours in the rain outside Dodger Stadium last week to build endurance for the 5.5. mile parade on New Years Day.
Kids with special needs often struggle to find a safe space for dance. Bonnie Schlachte teaches classical ballet to students with autism, cerebral palsy and more.
At Barton Elementary school, one of the most useful ways to help students cope after the nearby shooting was already a big part of its curriculum.
The goal of the "after-action review" was to give the community a chance to review the school district's response to crisis without judgment and determine what could be better.
Some schools offer classes that combine art and coding to reach a more diverse body of students.
The National Endowment for the Arts awarded 178 grants to projects that foster the creation and presentation of art, as well as community engagement.
Poet and professor Dana Gioia was appointed by the governor for a two-year term. He hopes to reach artists and students outside of the state's metropolitan areas.
Riding that wave, some L.A. Unified schools will host "Star Wars"-themed, anti-bullying assemblies next year. Some teachers already use the films as an engagement tool.
More than a million dollars in new funding for the arts went to schools based on enrollment and need.
The Armory Center for the Arts program Art High has been singled out by the White House as an after-school art program that's changing lives.
A hearing convened by the Joint Committee on the Arts discussed why California schools aren't providing legally mandated arts lessons.