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A key objec*ve in educa*on is to produce successful contributors to society.

In Los Angeles –  1 in 7 People work in Crea*ve Industry –  612,000 new jobs in Crea*ve Industry –  11,235 Arts Venues –  Arts and Entertainment produce $140 Billion annually in Los Angeles


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2nd Largest District in the Na*on 84% of Schools are Title 1 Eligible 710 Square Miles 1,270 Schools/Centers 643,493 K-12 Students 25,566 K-12 Teachers 1/3 English Language Learners 8,396 Foster Youth in LAUSD


The Arts Equity (AEI) assigns levels for all LAUSD schools (K-12) based on the scope of their provided arts. This data directs resources to go to the most underserved schools. The goal is to provide arts access to all students within 5 years.


Crea*ve Crea-ve$ Network Network$ Pilot

For 52 Elementary Schools schools with li^le or no arts: •  Provided a rota*onal wheel for all students in grades 3-5/6 of 9 weeks of instruc*on in each arts discipline. •  Provided arts integra*on specialists for K-2 students. For$selected$Elementary$schools$with$linle$ •  Provided more resources for arts or$no$arts:$ instruc*on.   Provide$integra-on$specialists$for$Kd2$  In 2016-17 the Crea*ve Network will be All$students$in$grades$3d5/6$receive$at$ least$9$weeks$of$instruc-on$in$each$arts$ provided to all students in 156 schools with at least 18 weeks of instruc*on in discipline$  each discipline. Provide$more$resources$for$arts$ instruc-on$ LAUSD hired 45 new cer*ficated arts teachers in 2015-2016. LAUSD expects to hire 70+ cer*ficated arts teacher in 2016-2017


•  Uses the vast network of community arts partners in a cohesive arts educa*on strategy that directs expanded ACN efforts where they are needed most. •  LAUSD is contrac*ng 29 community arts partners who will provide during and/or ader school art services.


For the first *me, LAUSD has formally created a partnership with the crea*ve industries and entertainment studios to support arts educa*on: •  Equipment/Resources •  Mentorships/internships •  Dona*ons •  Career pathway presenta*ons

Crea*ve Industries are mo*vated by: •  Workplace pipeline development •  Posi*ve PR •  Tax Benefits •  Be^er use of warehoused equipment •  Community engagement for underserved schools


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LAUSD and its arts partners are providing professional development to both arts teachers and generalists to integrate the arts into all subject content. Arts in Title 1 plans can be used for teaching ar*sts, field trips, residencies, and other art offerings “The arts are basic educa*on. They are math, science, higher-order thinking skills. They are all the academics wrapped into one.” – Ramon Cor*nes, Superintendent LAUSD


For ques*ons/job Inquiries contact: Dr. Steven McCarthy – steven.mccarthy@lausd.net (213) 241-5226 Leonardo Bravo – leonardo.bravo@lausd.net (213) 241-3368

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