California's "Global, Innovation-based" Economy Ranks Fourth in Nation

California's "Global, Innovation-based" Economy Ranks Fourth in Nation

Fri, 12/21/2012 (All day)

Photo: New economy reportCalifornia's economy is ranked as the fourth largest "New Economy" in the nation, a new study shows.  The 2012 State New Economy Index, released on December 11, ranks states on a series of indicators that analyze the environment for innovation and high-tech job growth movement toward a global, innovation-based " New Economy."

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

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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.

Register to Vote

Register to Vote Online

Californians with a social security number and a valid California driver's license or California-issued identification card may complete registration online at the California Secretary of State's website.

Voter registration may also be completed at a Department of Motor Vehicles location or by filling out and mailing in a paper form.  Instructions for accessing the form are available online.

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.

Quick Facts on California Education: Why We Need a Yes-Yes Vote on Prop 30 and Prop 38

As a parent and an advocate for public education, I am urging you to vote Yes on 30 and Yes on 38 in this very important upcoming election.

Both propositions will direct billions of dollars to schools and make spending of those funds more accountable. They use different mechanisms for similar goals.

CA Arts Council Funds Statewide Creative Economy Impact Report

CA Arts Council Funds Statewide Creative Economy Impact Report

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:14am

Otis College of Art and DesignThe California Arts Council wants to know more about how creative industry affects the state of California’s overall economy and will get its answers the annual Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region expands to include the entire state.

CA Arts Advocates Connects to National Advocacy Leadership

CA Arts Advocates Connects to National Advocacy Leadership

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 12:15am

California Contingent, Arts Advocacy Day 2010Americans for the Arts announced this week California arts leader Brad Erickson will serve as vice chair of the State Arts Action Network Council.

CREATE CA Envisions Arts-Inclusive Education for All Californians

CREATE CA Envisions Arts-Inclusive Education for All Californians

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 8:00am

Africa Everyday / Washburn art class tour by Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, on FlickrA coalition of nonprofit organizations and government agencies have joined together to form CREATE CA, a statewide movement to reform arts education in California.

NEA Awards First Grants to Support Arts Research

NEA Awards First Grants to Support Arts Research

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 8:00am

The National Endowment for the Arts announced yesterday it would award $250,000 in grants to support research projects investigating the value and impact of the arts in the United States.  This is the first time the NEA’s Office of Research & Analysis has awarded grants in the organization’s forty-seven year history.

Governor's Revised Budget Raises November Election Stakes

Governor's Revised Budget Raises November Election Stakes

Fri, 05/18/2012 (All day)

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On May 14, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision for California’s 2012 - 2013 budget. The revised budget estimates a deficit of $15.7 billion, up 71% from the original January estimate of $9.2 billion.