Arts education advocates are dusting off their dancing shoes in Los Angeles Unified.
The school district will begin restoring art, music, dance, and theater curriculum in classrooms after years of devastating cuts with a $750,000 grant from the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education. Over three years, teachers will partner with local arts organizations to create ways to integrate arts into core subjects.
Imagine a chemistry class where students use dance to understand the inner workings of an atom; learning to keep time with a piece of music as an introduction to fractions; or a Spanish class reciting monologues from a Federico Garcia Lorca play.
“This powerful method of instruction helps students engage in their studies, retain more and become the creative problem-solvers needed in our global economy,” Megan Chernin, chief executive of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, said in a statement.
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