Arts Education |

Competitive Caroling: Only top students make the cut at Burbank high school

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| For about 30 years, holiday caroling has been a yearly tradition at John Burroughs High School in Burbank. The performances can earn the school $3,000 to $4,000 per year.

California groups get $4 million in NEA grant funding


The federal arts agency awarded 167 grants to California groups on Wednesday - 11 of them focused on arts education, which got a $392,000 boost.

Anaheim schools to try Kickstarter for musical instruments


City school district hasn't had instrumental music classes for its 19,000 k-sixth graders. School leaders are trying to give students an orchestra.

LA schools board member Bennett Kayser talks arts education


Kayser, who joined the board in 2011, gives his thoughts on roving arts teachers, arts integration into other subjects and why the arts budget is taking so long.

In Culver City, the arts start in Kindergarten


Culver City Unified has been refining its arts plan for a decade. Now, the district even offers specialized music instruction to its kindergarteners.

What can neuroscience teach us about creativity?


A national arts group is moderating an online discussion Tuesday about the brain and creativity. The webinar is free and open to the public.

Traveling teacher takes music on the road (photos)


L.A. Unified is one of several school districts that divides arts teachers time among several elementary schools. But the program's been cut over the years.

Music Center launches new online arts curriculum


L.A.'s Music Center has been a leader in not just productions - but also arts education. It's now making its Artsource lesson plans available online for free.