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Arts Education Reporter
Exposure to the arts can open doors to a creative life, but not everyone has the same opportunities to be creative -- even though California state law requires access to arts education. I explore what’s being done to address the disparity and who does and doesn't get to learn about and make art.
Stories by Carla Javier
"You'll never stop being my teacher," Sanjay Patel told his former art instructor, Julie Tabler, when we reunited them at KPCC.
At a fundraiser, Kirby Howell-Bapiste, Keiko Agena, Wayne Brady, and Seth Rogen read works by participants in WriteGirl, a free program for aspiring teen writers.
Tens of thousands of fans and friends celebrated the life of the slain rapper at a memorial service at Staples Center and on the streets of Los Angeles.
Federal student loans will be cancelled automatically, but only for the current term. Students can apply for additional loan relief.
In March of 1968, students from five high schools in East L.A. walked out of their classrooms to protest the unequal education they were receiving. This weekend, students from Van Nuys High School will portray that historical event in an oratorio they wrote with artists from the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
The shutdown is over and the federal government is open, but not everything is back to normal.
An advocate for arts education explains what he hopes newly inaugurated Gov. Gavin Newsom will do when it comes to the future of arts in California schools.
California-born poet Dana Gioia has wrapped up his time as the state's poet laureate. During his two-year term, which ended in October, he made it his goal to visit all 58 counties in the state.
A measure on Tuesday’s ballot in Burbank would increase funding for the city’s schools. Measure QS would create a parcel tax to help pay for things that are at risk of cuts, from arts ed to teacher professional development.
There already are schools around Los Angeles to help kids who didn’t make it in the traditional high school system. A new one opening in South L.A. offers something a little different.
One-quarter of L.A. School Police arrests, citations, and diversions involved black students, even though African-Americans make up less than 10 percent of all LAUSD students, according to a new report out of UCLA's Bunche Center for African American Studies' Million Dollar Hoods project.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin and local police to announce 45 arrests as part of Operation Eastbound and Down. The raids were part of an effort to combat gang violence.
The gathering was the culmination of a years-long process that whittled down a much longer list.
Hundreds in Venice packed into Westminster Elementary’s auditorium, while others watched from a designated overflow area, for a town hall on a proposed temporary homeless shelter - part of Mayor Eric Garcetti's "A Bridge Home" initiative.
The Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood teamed up with music industry professionals to help students write about their experiences of being bullied. The result? a two-track EP.