California Alliance for Arts Education Releases Paper on Title I Funding
California Alliance for Arts Education recently authored A Policy Pathway: Embracing Arts Education to Achieve Title I Goals. Title I schools are those in which a majority of students live in low socioeconomic circumstances; Title I funds, provided by the federal government, are designed to supplement and enhance learning and parental involvement in these school sites
Impact of Brown's Budget on Arts Ed in California
Governor’s Budget Favors Local Autonomy and Eliminates Most Categorical Funding
LAUSD's Arts at the Core Resolution Has National Impact
LACHSA Principal Honored for Contributions to Arts Education
Arts for LA congratulates Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Principal George E. Simpson on his recognition by California State University Los Angeles as a Distinguished Educator.
Thank LAUSD for Passing "Arts at the Core"!
On October 9, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education unanimously passed member Nury Martinez's resolution to make arts part of the core curriculum for all students in LAUSD!
LAUSD Update: Parcel Tax
At the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board Meeting on March 13, 2012, the Board voted to move forward with placing a local Parcel Tax on the ballot for the November 2012 elections. Board members stressed that this is a temporary, emergency measure designed to backfill the revenue shortfalls currently facing the district.
Update on LAUSD Arts Education
On March 13th, the Los Angeles Unified School (LAUSD) Board will be voting on an updated fiscal stabilization plan. This draft plan, released today by the Daily News, still includes a worst-case scenario that includes total elimination of elementary arts.
School Events and Advocacy
Any school event—especially those that involve parents, students and teachers—provides opportunities to build public will to maintain arts education within public schools.
In Santa Monica-Malibu USD, for example, the annual Stairway of the Stars event has become an invaluable reminder of the power of the district’s renowned music education programs.
Arts for All Receives $674,200 for Teacher Training in Arts
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced a Teacher Professional Development Grant Program made possible by gifts from The Boeing Company, W.M. Keck Founation and the Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation. Arts for All has received $674,200 to support customized teacher training in the arts in twelve Los Angeles County School Districts, to be announced in May 2012.