NEA’s Jane Chu visits L.A. arts programs and calls for focus on education. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

February 27, 2015

Los Angeles Times, Tre’vell Anderson – Amid a national conversation about the decline of arts education, National Endowment for the Arts Chairwoman Jane Chu came to Southern California this week and visited area arts programs including one at the Colburn School focusing on low-income sixth- and seventh-grade musicians.

Appointed by President Obama eight months ago, Chu said she brings to the position the experience of being the daughter of Chinese immigrants – something that informs her perspective on arts education.

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