LAUSD's Curriculum & Instruction Committee Says Arts Ed Program Will Not Achieve Equity for Students

LAUSD's Curriculum & Instruction Committee Says Arts Ed Program Will Not Achieve Equity for Students

Tue, 06/24/2014 (All day)

Art educates LAThe Los Angeles Unified School District's Curriculum and Instruction Committee met this morning to explore, among other topics, the plan to distribute arts education throughout the district.

LAUSD Hires Executive Director for Arts Education to Start July 1

LAUSD Hires Executive Director for Arts Education to Start July 1

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 9:13am

PianoThe Los Angeles Unified School District announced yesterday it would hire Rory Pullens to serve as the executive director of the district’s arts education program.  Mr. Pullens has previously served as the principal of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC.  His appointment is set to take effect July 1.

President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities Partners with Turnaround Arts CA to Expand Turnaround Arts into 2 LA County Schools

President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities Partners with Turnaround Arts CA to Expand Turnaround Arts into 2 LA County Schools

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:29am

LogoPresident’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) co-chairs George Stevens Jr. and Margo Lion today announced the expansion of PCAH’s successful Turnaround Arts initiative – a program designed to help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts.  The program is expanding to 6 additional states this year including ten California schools.

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 & 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.

National Arts & Arts Education Budgets Facing Uphill Battle in Congress

National Arts & Arts Education Budgets Facing Uphill Battle in Congress

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:14am

 chartThe President recently released the FY 2015 budget request to Congress, which includes funding for the nation’s cultural agencies and programs. 

Some important items included in the budget: 

 

Fill Us In on What's Happening with LCAP & LCFF in Your School District

Fill Us In on What's Happening with LCAP & LCFF in Your School District

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 9:42am

Photo: LCFF prioritiesAre you already up to speed on LCFF and LCAP?  Keep us in the loop and let us know what your district is doing around LCFF and LCAP so we can help spread the word.

LAUSD Board of Education Leads Effort on Arts Ed Budget

LAUSD Board of Education Leads Effort on Arts Ed Budget

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 1:28pm

Photo: arts educate LAAfter several deadlines to produce it elapsed, the Los Angeles Unified School District stepped forward to take leadership on releasing a budget for its arts education branch last week.  The budget was presented at the Budget, Facilities, & Audit Committee meeting of the board on Thursday, February 20.

LCFF & LCAP District Links

LCFF & LCAP District Links

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Arts for LA invites you to learn more about LCFF and LCAP processes happening in your district.  

For a full list of LA County LCAPs, please visit the LA County Office of Education website: https://elcap.lacoe.edu/lcap/plan_status.pl