LCAP Arts Ed Template Becomes a Statewide Resource
Arts for LA, in partnership with Arts for All and the California Alliance for Arts Education, recently crafted and distributed an arts education template for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) process. School districts throughout Los Angeles County are in the midst of crafting their LCAPs (see story above).
Three Easy Ways to Advocate for Arts Education Right Now
Districts are in the thick of finalizing their Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs), which must be completed by June 30. This is a key moment to get involved in that process and advocate that every student in your district has access to a complete education that includes the arts.
Here are three easy ways you can support arts education now:
Arts Education & The Local Control Funding Formula
In 2013 California adopted the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), an unprecedented shift in state support for education that links funding levels to student need and empowers school districts to set goals that fulfill broad priorities including student engagement, school climate, parent involvement, and a broad course of study.
Free Webinar: "How the Arts Achieve Local Control Funding Formula Priorities," Jan 23
California is perched on the edge of an unprecedented transformation of our education system. Over the next year, every school will receive more funding to support student success, but schools will need to hear from you about how to best use this money.
LA County "State of Arts Education" Survey Needs Your Input
As a part of its ongoing commitment to ensure all K-12 students receive quality arts education, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks to identify and map the work of artists and arts organizations in public schools in the county. The Commission requests your help to produce an accurate, county-wide snapshot showing where artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions support public education.
You're Invited: #KidsCre8 Twitter Party, 11/20 at 11 a.m.
Arts for LA is pleased to partner with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and its arts education initiative, Arts for All, for a lively Twitter Party on the topic of creativity and your children! The party will kick off at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, in conjunction with American Education Week.
Four LA County Schools Recognized for Exemplary Arts Ed Programs
Four schools in Los Angeles County were among thirteen recognized by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson for "exemplary arts programs" serving middle and high school students.
Spotlight on Arts for LA Partner MonaLisa Whitaker at Inglewood Cultural Arts
This story originally appeared in Arts for All's March newsletter. We thank them for allowing us to repost it here.
Los Angeles Leaders Salute LAUSD for "Arts at the Core"
On February 22, Arts for LA joined Arts for All and The Music Center in saluting the LAUSD Board of Education for their unanimous passage of the “Arts at the Core” resolution last October.
Pasadena USD Third Graders Meet the Impressionists
Third graders at Sierra Madre Elementary School in the Pasadena Unified School District experienced the Impressionism Period (1875-1925) as part of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission's Arts for All initiative’s Residency Grant Award Program. Teaching artists Aman Dance Educators worked with classroom teachers to incorporate the theme into their daily lessons.&