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Oscars 2014: Local high school students got 'Happy' with Pharrell

Photo by Aaron Poole/Courtesy A.M.P.A.S.
| A group of 19 students from the Academy of Music at Hamilton High School performed the hit song "on stage at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday: "It was a dream."

Teachers call LA schools' orchestra changes 'a travesty'

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Arts teachers cry foul over officials' plan cut elementary kids' musical instrument lessons from a full year to just one semester to squeeze in more schools.

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.

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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.