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Head of LAUSD's Arts Education Branch talks equity, budget ahead of retirement

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| LAUSD’s Senior Executive Director of Arts Education Rory Pullens announced he is retiring. Today, July 6, is his official last day.

For these young musicians of color, fortissima means opportunity

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In music, fortissimo means "very loudly." For a group of six young female musicians of color, fortissima means opportunity.

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Arts and arts education score big boosts in new state budget

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The California Arts Council got $8.8 million, and arts education scored $44 million to be shared with health programs at schools. Both are one-time allocations.

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There wasn't much art happening at this school, until one teacher opened an art studio

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Sometimes it’s up to teachers to get creative to find time, space, and funds to bring students visual and performing arts themselves.

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This young Los Angeles bassist is headed to Carnegie Hall

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Twenty-two of the country’s best young jazz musicians are heading to New York for the first ever NYO Jazz program. LA's Anna Abondolo is one of them.

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How a theater program for people with autism launched this young actor's career

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"Everyone was so accepting of me," 16-year-old actor Coby Bird said. "I could sing more. I can be social more. They showed me it's okay to have autism"

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Grants supporting arts for system-involved youth get big funding boost

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The state budget allowed for a $750,000 increase in grants given to arts programs that work with youth in the justice system.

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How does a school focused on science integrate the arts?

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STEM has been a buzzword in education for a while, but now, the big thing is STEAM education - adding an ‘A’ for arts. We visit one school that's making the shift.

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