Impact of Brown's Budget on Arts Ed in California

Impact of Brown's Budget on Arts Ed in California

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 9:55am

Photo: Governor Jerry BrownOriginally published by California Alliance for Arts Education

Governor’s Budget Favors Local Autonomy and Eliminates Most Categorical Funding

CA Dept of Ed Adds "Arts Ed" to Distinguished Schools Recognition

CA Dept of Ed Adds "Arts Ed" to Distinguished Schools Recognition

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 1:11pm

Photo: CA Distinguished Schools graphic

Each year the California Department of Education acknowledges exemplary schools in its "Distinguished Schools" program. For the 2013 program, Superintendent Tom Torlekson has re-instituted its Arts Education category.

SMMUSD 5th Graders Embrace "Ballroom Madness"

SMMUSD 5th Graders Embrace "Ballroom Madness"

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 1:47pm

Photo: ballroom madnessAs part of the Arts for All Residency Grant Program, arts provider Ballroom Madness and McKinley Elementary School in Santa Monica-Malibu USD are involved in a beautiful mash-up.

Guest blog: Talia Gibas of Arts for All on Shared Delivery & Arts Education [excerpt]

This blog was originally published by Createquity and is excerpted with permission.  Read the entire post at Createquity.

Arts for All Welcomes New Leadership

Arts for All Welcomes New Leadership

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 9:12am

Photo: Denise Grade & Rachel LevinArts for All recently announced the arrival of arts education leader Denise Grande to fill its vacant director position, while successful philanthropy consultant Rachel Levin stepped into the co-chair position of Arts for All’s pooled fund, which helps oversee the disbursement of grant funds in the Arts for All program.

Arts for All and Arts for LA Announce Arts Education Support for LA County School Districts

Arts for All and Arts for LA Announce Arts Education Support for LA County School Districts

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 2:15pm

Photo: map of Arts for All and Arts for LA's current districtsArts for All, Los Angeles County’s collaborative effort to ensure curriculum in all public schools includes the arts, recently announced that four new districts and one charter school group have joined the initiative. Of the eighty-one school districts in the county, fifty-four are now part of Arts for All.

After Long Road, Election Brings Some Issues to Conclusion

After Long Road, Election Brings Some Issues to Conclusion

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 10:25am

Photo: California voting instructionsIt was a long road that turned in unexpected directions, but last night's election brought Los Angeles County, California, and the United States to the end of a long and sometimes heated campaign season.