LCAP Arts Ed Template Becomes a Statewide Resource

LCAP Arts Ed Template Becomes a Statewide Resource

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 9:41am

MeetingArts 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

Three Easy Ways to Advocate for Arts Education Right Now

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:49am

Arts educationDistricts 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 LCAP Template

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Arts for LA, Arts for All, and the California Alliance for Arts Education collaborated to develop an LCAP Template that offers concrete examples of how districts can implement arts education strategies to improve student outcomes.

Free Webinar: "How the Arts Achieve Local Control Funding Formula Priorities," Jan 23

Free Webinar: "How the Arts Achieve Local Control Funding Formula Priorities," Jan 23

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 1:47pm

Photo: webinarCalifornia 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

LA County "State of Arts Education" Survey Needs Your Input

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:43am

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.

You're Invited: #KidsCre8 Twitter Party, 11/20 at 11 a.m.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 11:00am

Photo: Twitter Party InviteArts 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 LA County Schools Recognized for Exemplary Arts Ed Programs

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 9:05am

CA distinguished schoolFour 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.

Los Angeles Leaders Salute LAUSD for "Arts at the Core"

Los Angeles Leaders Salute LAUSD for "Arts at the Core"

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 11:09am

Photo: board members at Arts at the Core breakfastOn 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

Pasadena USD Third Graders Meet the Impressionists

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 2:01pm

Photo: Pasadena USD studentsThird 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.&