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Parents join push to get LA Unified to release arts budget

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| Arts for LA has created a parent action center on its website to prompt parents to write to L.A. Unified school board members to demand budget for new arts plan.

Arts teachers in LA County schools decreased by 10 percent

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The Otis Report on California's creative economy found that Los Angeles County lost more than 200 arts teachers between the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years.

Can arts transform low-performing Pasadena middle school?

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Eliot Middle School, in the Pasadena Unified School District, is in the midst of an arts transformation after receiving about $1.5 million in federal grant funding.

LA school district's backlogged music repair shop to expand

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The L.A. Unified School District's music repair shop will expand from eight repair technicians to 12 — and outsourcing has already sped up repair times.

Students selected for regional monologue competition

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Twelve high school students will perform during the regional August Wilson Monologue Competition held in downtown Los Angeles in March.

Annette Bening to become face of arts ed in California

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Bening will help promote the new "keep arts in schools fund, which raises money for arts education through public donations on state tax returns.

Mid-year music cuts hurt students at LA's Wilshire Crest

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L.A. Unified transferred arts teachers to different schools mid-year due to student enrollment changes. Forty schools gained access, 20 lost teachers.

Arts group calls for details on new arts plan for LA schools

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Arts for LA asks superintendent to provide a budget for the arts plan - the broad strokes of which were released last year, without financial details.