Oct, 2012

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John Baldessari spreads a message on L.A. city buses
Mon, October 8, 2012

Bored kids in the back seat of the car aren’t the only ones trying to spot a particular type of vehicle on the road. Contemporary art fans can also play a  game: trying to find the L.A. city buses made over by artist John Baldessari. Click here to read more.

Campaign launched to promote arts education in L.A. Unified
Mon, October 8, 2012

Donors and school officials Monday launched a multimillion-dollar public awareness campaign to promote arts instruction in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The unveiling of a “bus wrap,” designed by a local artist, prompted cheers and unleashed a massive student dance number in front of the Torres High School Academies in East Los Angeles. Click here to read more.

Portrait in numbers of LAUSD's decline in arts education
Fri, October 5, 2012

In the last three years, Los Angeles Unified has had to cut nearly $1.5 billion from its annual operating budget, which is now roughly $6 billion. "Arts education is one of the most impacted components of LAUSD instruction as a result," according to the district. Click here to read more.

LAUSD board's Nury Martinez wants to restore -- and increase -- arts funding in schools
Fri, October 5, 2012

Accompanied by teacher Darlene Abiog on the guitar, the second- and third-graders at the Carlos Santana Arts Academy sang the lyrics written on the board, their reading lesson set to music. Click here to read more.

Sparking Conversations With Creativity
Wed, October 10, 2012

This week, the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education (LA Fund) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) launched a huge public art project called "Arts Matter" using the work of Barbara Kruger to address the importance of arts education in Los Angeles public schools. Click here to read more. 

"The LAUSD's Breakfast in the Classroom is a giant step forward for a child’s daily nutrition. It also provides a rare and important opportunity for teachers to creatively engage with students around the subject of food: how we can eat with intention for our own health and the health of the planet."

Alice Waters Founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project and renowned Chez Panisse Restaurant

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