LA Unified’s new Arts Equity Index finds ‘art poverty’ in district
LA Unified officials yesterday unveiled results of the Arts Equity Index, the most comprehensive arts inventory the district has ever taken, and the findings show the district has a bad case of “art poverty.” Very few of the district’s 650,000 students have access to robust and uninterrupted arts programs from elementary school through high school,...
By Vanessa Romo | March 19, 2015
LAUSD using new ‘equity index’ to restore arts to areas of need
The plan to expand arts access for students across LA Unified and restore nearly $16 million in arts funding will include data gathered in a new Arts Equity Index, a tool to identify schools in greatest need of arts instruction. School board member Steve Zimmer, who proposed the idea at the board meeting Tuesday, called...
By Vanessa Romo | June 27, 2014