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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?

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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.

Learning music may help our brains as we age

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