Arts Education

Arts Education

Every child in Los Angeles County should have access to a sequential, standards-based, quality arts education—an arts curriculum that is taught by a qualified teacher, is ongoing and meaningful, and tied to learning in other critical subjects, such as science, math, and English.  

In California, education funding decisions are made broadly at the state level and then implemented by school districts at the local level.  In many cases, districts must navigate competing internal interests, trends in education, and parent and student needs when crafting a budget.  For this reason, all 81 school districts in Los Angeles County take a unique approach to implementing arts education in their schools.

Quick Resources:

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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

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.

Every district's approach to LCFF and LCAP is unique and designed to best meet the capacity... Read more