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Head of LAUSD's Arts Education Branch talks equity, budget ahead of retirement

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LAUSD’s Senior Executive Director of Arts Education Rory Pullens announced he is retiring. Today, July 6, is his official last day.

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For these young musicians of color, fortissima means opportunity

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In music, fortissimo means "very loudly." For a group of six young female musicians of color, fortissima means opportunity.

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Is This Supreme Court Decision The End Of Teachers Unions?

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The Janus decision will hurt public sector unions' finances and membership nationwide. What happens now?

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There wasn't much art happening at this school, until one teacher opened an art studio

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Sometimes it’s up to teachers to get creative to find time, space, and funds to bring students visual and performing arts themselves.

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Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?

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The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this year kicked off a national debate over how to reduce school violence: through tighter security and tougher discipline ... or more help for troubled students?

White House Proposes Merging Education And Labor Departments

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The pitch goes all-in on workforce development and imagines a mobile-first platform for student borrowers. It's part of a proposal to restructure federal government. Congress would have to approve.

This young Los Angeles bassist is headed to Carnegie Hall

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Twenty-two of the country’s best young jazz musicians are heading to New York for the first ever NYO Jazz program. LA's Anna Abondolo is one of them.

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How a theater program for people with autism launched this young actor's career

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"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"

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How Virtual Advisers Help Low-Income Students Apply To College

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Nearly one-fourth of high-achieving students from low-income families apply to college completely on their own. One approach to make the experience better? Pair students up with a virtual adviser.

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Grants supporting arts for system-involved youth get big funding boost

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The state budget allowed for a $750,000 increase in grants given to arts programs that work with youth in the justice system.

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Colleges expanding veterans services despite enrollment drop

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Pasadena City College is seeing a drop in veteran enrollment but is expanding services for veterans. Veteran enrollment is expected to rise when economy sags.

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LAUSD board considers new goals to close college-eligibility gap by 2023

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About half of the graduates from Los Angeles Unified School District high schools aren't eligible for admission in a four-year college in California; the district’s diploma requirements don’t line up with the state’s college admission rules.

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USC now under federal investigation over gynecologist

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Two internal USC investigations – and now a federal probe – are looking into administrators' role in alleged wrongdoing by two USC doctors.

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How did veteran LA teacher's classroom experiment work out?

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Last August, teacher Lisa Alva launched an experiment, shaking up the high school English classes she taught. One year later, how did her experiment work out?

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How does a school focused on science integrate the arts?

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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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LAUSD board will not renew Inspector General's contract

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LAUSD board members will not renew the contract of Ken Bramlett, the district’s current Inspector General — an internal watchdog with extraordinary oversight powers.

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