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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.

Struggling Inglewood, Compton schools to get help via arts

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A project from the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that seeks to improve failing schools through arts education is coming to California. Watch a live stream as First Lady Michelle Obama makes the announcement.

Advocates kick up lobbying efforts for new education dollars

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As a June 30 deadline looms for school districts to finalize budget plans, early education, arts and other advocates are pushing for a piece of new state funding.

2 SoCal students land top national arts honor

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California had six winners total from across the state — two Southern California high school seniors were selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

Arts in Corrections to return to California prisons

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After a KPCC report, the state prison arts program will return as soon as June with $1 million in funding from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

LAUSD plan reduces arts exposure to reach more students

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The new plan would provide third-through-fifth graders with access to visual arts, choral, dance and theater for nine weeks each.

Outside funding brings 600 new instruments to LA schools

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The L.A. Unified School District received more than $30,000 in donated instruments, curriculum materials and teacher training on Wednesday.