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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?


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Learning music may help our brains as we age


A new article in National Geographic examines how music instruction affects us as we age. The findings? It may protect against memory loss.