Arts Education |

Traveling teacher takes music on the road (photos)

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| 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.

Hollywood arts school gives struggling kids a second chance


The Hollywood Media Arts Academy uses the visual arts to engage students who have failed or been kicked out of traditional schools.

Thousand Oaks university to build new arts center


California Lutheran University's first employee leaves the school her entire estate. More than $800,000 will go to build a stand-alone arts center.