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Arts ed advocate nominated to head LA cultural affairs

Courtesy of Mayor Eric Garcetti's office
| Mayor Garcetti has nominated Danielle Brazell, executive director of Arts for LA. She'll start the job in August if confirmed by the City Council.

OC arts high school to build $20M center

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The new 60,000 square-foot facility will include 14 dance studios and seven science labs. The elite school attracts students from across the state.

Confusion reigns as LA schools flip-flop arts plans

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Teachers at some schools were told their arts classes had been cut. Now a district spokesperson says they'll get one semester of arts. What will next week bring?

After two decades, arts standards for schools revamped

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The new national arts standards for schools are the first revamp since 1994. They encourage sequential arts instruction, building on concepts year on year.

San Gabriel Valley school brings back old art form — clay

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As many Southern California public schools invest in new digital devices, some teachers find getting their hands dirty may be just what students need.

School board members want answers on district's arts plan

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At a public meeting, frustrated L.A. Unified school board members again called for details on how arts resources are being allocated.

LA schools' incoming arts leader met with excitement, questions

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Well-regarded D.C. arts educator Rory Pullens will lead Los Angeles Unified's arts efforts. Some complain the hire was a surprise — the job was never posted.

On third try, LA schools swipe DC arts educator

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Well-known arts educator Rory Pullens is leaving Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. to lead L.A. Unified's arts education program.