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Arts for LA prepared this page as a resource to help you become more familiar with the value of a complete education that includes the arts.

LAUSD Releases Plan to Invigorate Arts Education Districtwide

LAUSD Releases Plan to Invigorate Arts Education Districtwide

Mon, 08/12/2013 - 11:16am

Photo: LAUSD Arts PlanThis story has been updated from the version released in last week's issue of Relay.

LAUSD Releases Plan to Rebuild Complete Education through the Arts for All Students

LAUSD Releases Plan to Rebuild Complete Education through the Arts for All Students

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 9:14am

Photo: student musicLos Angeles Unified School District officially released its plan to restore arts education throughout the district yesterday.  The “Arts Education and Creative Cultural Network Plan” will bring funding for arts education back to pre-recession levels by 2017.

Arts Education

photo:lightbulbArts education fosters creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration, skills needed to compete in a twenty-first century workforce. Studies affirm students who participate in the arts “[develop] the ability to innovate, communicate, and collaborate.

Arts for LA's Abe Flores Receives National Leadership Award

Arts for LA's Abe Flores Receives National Leadership Award

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:32pm

Photo: abe floresArts for LA's Advocacy Field Manager Abe Flores received a special recognition during this year's annual Americans for the Arts Convention: the national American Express Emerging Leader Award.

Arts for LA to Lead Sessions at Americans for the Arts Convention

Arts for LA to Lead Sessions at Americans for the Arts Convention

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 2:59pm

Photo: PittsburghFour representatives of Arts for LA (AFLA) will participate in the annual Americans for the Arts (AFTA) Convention, to be held this month in Pittsburgh. Danielle Brazell is proud to be a featured speaker at this year’s Town Hall event, where she’ll talk about ways the arts community can engage more deeply with members of communities across America.

Arts for LA Joins Arts Ed Radio Panel

Arts for LA Joins Arts Ed Radio Panel

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 11:05am

Photo: arts educationOn Tuesday night, Arts for LA's Executive Director Danielle Brazell participated in a radio talk show panel exploring issues related to arts education.

California Alliance for Arts Education Releases Paper on Title I Funding

California Alliance for Arts Education Releases Paper on Title I Funding

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 3:26pm

Photo: Title I paperCalifornia 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