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In Culver City, the arts start in Kindergarten

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| 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.

PHOTOS: Student arts festival celebrates 35th anniversary


About 1,200 students gathered in downtown Los Angeles for a day of performances and artwork showcases. More than 1,000 student art pieces were on display.

A little progress at LA schools music repair shop


The L.A. Unified School District has an estimated backlog of about 3,000 broken instruments. It's getting one more staffer and outside help — an improvement, but not enough.