Arts Education |

Esquith lawyers plan class-action suit to challenge teacher jail

| Attorneys for a LAUSD teacher say they intend to file a class-action lawsuit for those in so-called teacher jail and others they say have been denied due process.

Hobart teacher investigation expected to conclude by August


Los Angeles Unified is under fire for removing Rafe Esquith, a popular and well-known teacher, from his classroom at Hobart Boulevard Elementary School.

This weekend: 150 free music concerts in LA area


Whether you play the harmonica or saxophone, Sunday's Make Music Los Angeles festival has a venue for you, or you can listen for free.

Arts education among winners in LAUSD's latest budget plan


After recession-era cuts in funding, arts education will get millions in new funding under the latest financial proposal before the Los Angeles Unified school board.

How one school fashions geometry lessons from recyclables


At Hawthorne High School, students in a math class spent weeks learning Common Core concepts — and producing a fashion show in the process.

Joan Scheckel coaches Hollywood with techniques both 'safe and scary'


Some say Joan Scheckel is a master on par with famous acting coach Stanislavsky. Others say her teaching strategies hurt more than they help.


Pre-K to get arts ed boost under new federal program plan


Expansion of a federally backed arts education program will pump resources into California schools with a focus on the state's youngest students.

To boost arts ed, LAUSD hires entertainment industry liaison


Actress Alyson Reed will serve as the district's representative to build Los Angeles Unified's ties with film studios and others in the industry.