Preschools to receive arts education boost under federal program

An expansion of a federal arts education program announced Wednesday will pump additional resources into some of California’s struggling schools with a focus on teaching the arts to the state’s youngest students. 

A two-year, $500,ooo grant from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as support from outside partners, expands a program known as Turnaround Arts that has helped struggling schools around the country, including in Los Angeles County.

The expansion will mean art supplies and musical instruments for Turnaround Arts students countrywide as well as professional development training for early education teachers. 

Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that leads Turnaround Arts, said the expansion seeks to help students early in their education, including those in preschools. Click here to read more: