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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.

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.