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LA Trade Tech students react to Kanye West's campus visit

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| The rapper talked with students at Los Angeles Trade Technical College late last week as part of his community service sentence.

Education: Study finds integrating arts in lessons sparks creativity


The Kennedy Center finds students who had the arts mixed into other subjects — a model favored by L.A. Unified — showed increased creativity and engagement.

Large classes, delays as LA schools' tech system hiccups


Los Angeles Unified teachers were told not to use the district's new grading and attendance recording system until problems were resolved.

Teachers meet new LA schools arts leader


Superintendent John Deasy recruited well-known arts educator Rory Pullens from Washington, D.C.'s Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He lays out his goals for KPCC.

Top LA arts high school searches for new principal


The L.A. County High School for the Arts will start the year with an interim principal, following George Simpson's resignation. He'd led the school since 2008.

After school arts tries to fill a void, but is it enough?


For some Los Angeles Unified students, the only arts instruction happens after school. Educators say it's better than nothing — but brings its own challenges.


New CalArts residency transforms artists into teachers


Teaching artists are frequently used in public schools to infuse arts education with instruction from actual artists. But does the model hinder student learning?

State of the arts: LA school-by-school access


A KPCC analysis of Los Angeles Unified's arts access found 87 percent of the district's elementary schools won't offer all four art forms as required by state law.