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Arts, education and equity

Arts, education and equity

How are LA public school officials trying to make the arts accessible to everyone? Find out in this week’s theatre digest.

1. Serving the Same Students: Education Equity & The Arts by Amy Sauceda []
July 7, 2014

On Wednesday June 25, Arts for LA held a special Cultural Policy Study Session that addressed issues of equity in LA County public schools at the Museum of Contemporary Art. At the event, three speakers shared their thoughts on equity in the education system. 

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2. LAUSD using new ‘equity index’ to restore arts to areas of need by Vanessa Romo []
June 27, 2014

"The plan to expand arts access for students across LA Unified and restore nearly $16 million in arts funding will include data gathered in a new Arts Equity Index, a tool to identify schools in greatest need of arts instruction. ... "

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3. UPDATED: Arts access at LA elementary schools, by the numbers by Mary Plummer []
June 23, 2014

"Los Angeles Unified administrators have released a new document detailing proposed arts access for its 270,000 elementary students next year ... The plan seeks to drastically ramp up arts access for students across the district and restore nearly $16 million in arts funding. ... "

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4. Can art help students learn science and other subjects? by Mary Plummer []
July 7, 2014

"Los Angeles Unified School District is looking to expand a teaching method called 'arts integration,' which mixes arts instruction with teaching in other subjects and is often used as a way to make the most of arts instruction time with students. ... "

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5. Rory Pullens confronts challenges of art, money and LAUSD by Vanessa Romo []
June 10, 2014

"[Rory Pullens] is leaving his post as head of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. and come this fall, he will take the helm of arts education for the [Los Angeles Unified School District]. ... "

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