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LA schools to expand 'arts integration' teachers

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| A Los Angeles Unified administrator unveiled an arts education budget for the district that will boost funding by $15.7 million by the '16/'17 school year.

Weigh in: National arts education standards almost final

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New proposed national arts teaching standards are open for public review. The draft is expected to be finalized and unveiled for a first look in San Diego in March.

School board agrees on spring deadline for arts budget

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During a report on status of arts instruction, board asked pointed questions about whether instruction was equitably distributed and what it would cost to expand it.

LA schools superintendent to report on arts plan

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John Deasy is expected to provide an update on the district's arts education plan - it was released over the summer without a budget.

LA schools dragged down county arts teacher numbers

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Even as it passed an initiative to increase arts instruction, L.A. Unified cut arts teachers in 2012-13. About 200 have been cut since the 2010-2011 school year.

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.