VAPA Standards: Friend or Foe?

Sandy Seufert, Manager of Teaching Artist Development, The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County



Sandy Seufert, Manager of Curriculum and Teaching Artist Development for The Music Center, blogs on Visual & Performing Arts Standards for Teaching Artists.





February 2011 Burbank USD Candidate Survey

ABurbank USDrts for LA and the Burbank Arts for All Foundation have surveyed all candidates running for Burbank Unified School District School Board in the February 22, 2011 election.  Click below to read the results.


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March 2011 LAUSD School Board Candidate Surveys

Arts for LAUSD School BoardLA has surveyed all candidates running for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in the March 8, 2011 election.  Click your school board district below to read the results.

Natalie Franco: The Power of Photography

Natalie Franco, Photographer


Photographer, LA City Advocacy Team member and teacher Natalie Franco guest blogs on how a youth photography class can change a life. 

Her blog is illustrated with her photographs from one of the youth classes she teaches.




Submit an Arts Ed Question to Obama

Submit an Arts Ed Question to Obama

Fri, 09/24/2010 (All day)

Americans for the Arts is encouraging arts education supporters to submit an arts education question to President Obama for his Monday interview with Matt Lauer on the state of education.

Arts Ed Advocates in Action

I have to admit, when we embarked on this process last fall it was hard to imagine that just a few months later, five teams in five school districts would be leading their own advocacy campaigns, and that so many individuals would be taking on leadership and figuring out how they can sustain their arts ed programs and their advocacy efforts into the future.

How do we measure quality in arts education?

Close your eyes and envision a quality arts education experience. What do you see? 

This is the question posed last week by Steve Seidel from Harvard's Project Zero to the 270 attendees who attended the Arts Education Roundtable at Central High School #9 and hosted by Arts for All.