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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Teachers object as LAUSD expands arts instruction plan

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

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

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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

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