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Anaheim schools to try Kickstarter for musical instruments

Brian Brooks/Anaheim City School District
| 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.

State law requires arts ed: Does your school district comply?


California's state education code requires arts education instruction, but is it really happening? Take Part in KPCC's arts ed survey.

Teaching artists in OC and LA get funding boost


The California Arts Council awarded more than $2.8 million in grants across the state. In OC and LA, more than $290,000 went to support teaching artists.