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The Art Of Getting Creative In Education – A Conversation About Funding And Resources

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Victoria Batta conducts during an elementary band rehearsal at Three Rings Ranch Elementary School.
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Victoria Batta conducts during an elementary band rehearsal at Three Rings Ranch Elementary School.

We’ve hosted conversations about the benefits of arts education for English language learners, system-involved youth, and people of all ages. Oftentimes, parents, teachers, artists, and advocates ask: But how do we take it from idea to reality? Oh, and how do we pay for it?

With the state getting ready to pass a new budget by June 15, KPCC In Person decided it was a perfect time to address those questions.

What do arts advocates and arts educators make of the budget’s allocations for education and the arts council? How will the effects of those trickle to schools? How have schools and teachers gotten creative to bring the arts to underserved students with the resources they have?

On Monday, June 17, KPCC arts education reporter Carla Javier will host a conversation addressing these questions — and yours. Tell us what you want to know about when it comes to paying for the arts in schools and arts in communities below. No question is too big or too small.

Guests:

Judy Hession – principal at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Jeff Lagozzino – director of learning support services, technology & assessment at Mountain View School District

Saundra Montijo – program and outreach manager at Burbank Arts for All Foundation

Mark Slavkin – director of education at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Lauren Shelton – visual and performing arts coordinator for Chula Vista Elementary School District

Debbie Winstein – kindergarten teacher at Joaquin Miller Elementary