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Measure Progress With the Arts Ed Profile

The Arts Ed Profile is aimed at understanding the quality, quantity, and equity of arts education offered in K-12 schools across LA County. Here are a few success stories from both school districts and funding organizations.

2018 SSAE Grants to Support Arts in Schools

January 17, 2019 Arts Education, Grants
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 California Department of Education (CDE) Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SAEE) grants! This year, three of the Los Angeles County recipients will be using the funding to support arts education. Pasadena Unified and Lancaster school districts join the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) in redoubling their commitment to the arts.

Teaching Artists Guild Launches Teaching Artists Asset Map

December 13, 2018 Arts Education
Teaching Artists Guild (TAG) is an advocacy organization dedicated to the professionalization and visibility of artists who teach, establishing them as equally valued peers with partners in education, community, and social services.

Inequity in Education

Interactive data tools such as ProPublica's recently released Miseducation and our own Arts Ed Profile online tool can be important in uncovering inequities based on demographics within a district or school.

Creative Pathways for Youth Update

October 01, 2018 Creative Economy, Research
While the Los Angeles region’s creative economy accounts for nearly 800,000 jobs and $60 billion in wages earned[1], many communities continue to face barriers to entering the creative workforce. Developing work-based learning opportunities and career pathways for young people (with an emphasis on students of color, low-income students, LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, current/former foster youth, and youth on probation) is a key funded recommendation of LA County’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative (CEII).

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