San Diego Unified School District's Visual and Performing Arts program (VAPA), in partnership with UC Irvine, researched the impact of theatre & dance lessons on early childhood education. Preliminary results suggest that integrating the arts into the Common Core standards may be one of the keys to acquiring English language proficiency in grades K-2. Professional Teaching Artists work with classroom teachers to develop lesson plans which encourage critical thinking and promote life skills.
Charles Young is the chancellor emeritus and professor emeritus of political science and public policy at UCLA. He served as UCLA Chancellor for twenty-nine years giving him a unique perspective on the University of California. Recorded on 10/01/2013.