Arts Education |

Cuts to LA elementary schools' orchestra program reversed

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| In a reversal of February proposal, Los Angeles Unified School District officials confirm orchestra instruction will return next year as a year-long program.

Two So Cal charter schools land crucial NEA funding


More than 130 grants were awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts this week - including $5 million for California groups.

How arts education can teach students tough concepts


Educator Matt Levinson offers arts education tips to help students learn new information. Among his suggestions: Have students write a song.

La Puente high school marching band gets a Macy's surprise


Students from Nogales High School were selected from 175 applicants around the country to perform in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

LAUSD school finds a way to cope without orchestra teacher


Wilshire Crest was among 20 schools that lost a day of arts instruction in December - leaving it without arts access. Parents have brought some arts access back.

Surviving and thriving with the Rainbow Loom craze


To help you navigate the ever-evolving world of looming, we rounded up local resources and turned to some of the top YouTube stars to provide a list of tips.

Artists better educated and gaining ground on unemployment


An new analysis of census data finds artists enjoy a higher level of education than the general US population. 65 percent had at least a bachelor's degree.

Juvenile Court teens face off in an academic competition


The Los Angeles County Office of Education sponsored its 12th annual Academic Bowl for juvenile court school students at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.