Creative Work: How Arts Education Promotes Career Opportunities Beyond the Arts (2015) takes a closer look at data from the US Department of Labor about creative occupations that do not require a bachelor’s degree, to find out what kind of jobs they are and how they compare to jobs that require at least a bachelor’s degree.

We Are in This Together: A Survey of Community Arts Partners in LA County Public Schools (2015) synthesizes data collected from a survey of 112 individual artists and 224 arts organizations in LA County about the services they provided to K-12 public schools during the school day.

Engaging Senior Leadership to Advance Arts in Schools (2011) details what was learned through the experience of planning for and implementing the Arts for All Leadership Fellows program for school district superintendents, assistant superintendents and arts coordinators.

Arts for All School Arts Survey: Measuring Quality, Access and Equity in Arts Education (2011) was developed to measure access to and quality of arts instruction at the school site level as well as to develop a system for collecting and reporting the data.

L.A. County School Site Quality Indicators (2010) details how the indicators were developed.

Higher Education Think Tank Report (2010) shares actions identified by  the education community on how to strategically address quality arts education in teacher preparation programs in order to impact teacher practice and student learning.  

Arts for All: The Vanguard Districts – Case Studies from the First Five Years (2009) follows the experiences of the first 11 school districts to join Arts for All, offering new insights about the differences between planning to restore arts education and making that plan a reality.

Designing the Arts Learning Community (2009) is an interactive, online tool for professional development that reflects best practices and features 50 model programs.

2011 Federal and State Arts Education Funding describes arts education funding options through Title I and the Arts and Music Block Grant.

School District Funding Chart (developed in 2005) describes general state, federal, and in-kind funding options for school districts.

Arts Education Performance Indicators Reports periodically track the progress of LA County school districts in meeting the five critical success factors to implement and sustain comprehensive arts education.

Arts for All, Los Angeles County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education details Arts for All’s vision, mission, goals and strategies. 

            2004 update
            2002 original

Arts in Focus, Los Angeles Countywide Arts Education Survey (2001) is the first-ever assessment of the state of arts education in Los Angeles County; its findings informed Arts for All’s approach.

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