Arts Education |

3 years later, results of LAUSD's arts experiment are mixed

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| A recent survey of Los Angeles Unified principals fueled a redistribution of resources for art instruction to schools with more need, but the effort raised problems.

Tribute set Monday for LA playwright Lynn Manning


Manning died earlier this month of liver cancer at age 60. The event at the Los Angeles Theatre Center begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Arts instruction makes major comeback in Chula Vista schools


An elementary school district south of San Diego hired about 65 new art teachers for this school year. Three music teacher spots still remain open.

Back-to-school costs especially hard for arts teachers


One music teacher spent about $500 to get ready for today's first day back at Los Angeles Unified.

Interest in opera flourishes in kids' SoCal summer camp


You wouldn't think opera would be on a kid's to-do list this summer, but for 55 aspiring singers, it's an out-of-body experience.


Teachers object as LAUSD expands arts instruction plan


To spread its resources, Los Angeles Unified plans to limit arts instruction in some schools to nine weeks each for subjects like music.


One man's mission to get a California arts law enforced


In California, there’s a little-known law that requires arts instruction in schools. Most districts ignore it. One former principal is on a mission to change that.

Shortage could land more teacher interns, subs in classrooms


Several factors are creating a “perfect storm” that's accelerating California's teacher shortage and resulting in fewer credentialed teachers in some schools.