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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
"Everyone was so accepting of me," 16-year-old actor Coby Bird said. "I could sing more. I can be social more. They showed me it's okay to have autism"
The state budget allowed for a $750,000 increase in grants given to arts programs that work with youth in the justice system.
STEM has been a buzzword in education for a while, but now, the big thing is STEAM education - adding an ‘A’ for arts. We visit one school that's making the shift.
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If LAUSD and the union can't agree on the contract, union reps may call for a strike in the fall. Any walkout would follow teacher strikes in West Virginia and other states.
The confidential report details the events that led to the Michael Mejia's release on probation. Critics have questioned why the gang member was back on the street.
The data also showed an increase in the number of homeless people who were victims of crimes. That all comes as the homeless population in LA continues to grow.
There can be divisions between residents with dementia and those who live more independently. That's one reason why they get together every week for choir practice.
A 10-year-old girl suffered major burns after falling into a fire pit at the beach over the weekend. KPCC's Carla Javier went to Newport Beach to find out how common injuries like that are.
As the battle over implementation of ethnic studies wages on, KPCC is hosting an In Person conversations about the role of the arts in the field's future.
The initiative brought 2.8 million visitors to local museums and $430.8 million to the local economy, according to a new report. It also attracted new audiences.
The youth hope the images of families, pets, and hobbies help people look "Behind the Diagnosis." They're also selling the prints to raise money for research grants.
The district budgeted $31.52 million for the arts this year, but arts education administrators say even that isn't enough. So, they're hosting a concert.
While many arts ed advocates want to take advantage of the state budget surplus, others are concerned about the bill’s language surrounding who would teach the arts.
"It's showing some forward progress," explained Pat Wayne, program director at Create CA. "Not of course what we'd hope it would be, but we're going in the right direction."