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There's more arts education in LA than you might expect, but not for everyone

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While more arts ed is being offered to more students than many assumed, there's still work to be done to make sure access to that instruction is equitable.

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5 things to know about screen time right now

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The latest research on kids and screens has bright spots and dark spots.

Alarmed by fake news, schools push media literacy

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"I don't think it's a partisan issue to appreciate the importance of good information and the teaching of tools for navigating the information environment."

California beefs up pool safety act in hopes of saving lives

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The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, will require new or remodeled pools to have two drowning prevention features.

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How this 2018 Rose Parade band is making a difference

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Santiago Sharks band members surprised the foster kids at Five Acres by performing for them then showering them with presents.

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​UC regent Norman Pattiz resigns after offensive remark

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Comedian Heather McDonald said he asked, "Can I hold your breasts?" and showed his hands, saying, "These are memory foam," while taping a commercial.

College students still feeling effects of Thomas Fire

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The Thomas Fire cut the semester short at some colleges. Administrators are letting some students take finals when they return from winter break.

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What does the future of virtual reality sound like?

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The lessons learned in interactive sound design can be applied to augmented reality, theater, and even movie viewing on personal devices.

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Some kids in LA no longer have to pay their library fines

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L.A. County library officials say overdue fines lead many young patrons to stop using the library's resources. So, they're off the hook — as long as they read.

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In this choir, every gender has a voice

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"Music programs in schools and choir programs have always been considered safe spaces for anyone who is different, especially for LGBTQ students."

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70 years ago, Latinos in OC helped end school segregation

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In 1947, Latino parents in Orange County helped set off the desegregation movement when they won a federal court case. Now, schools are again deeply segregated.

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Report critical of community college bachelor’s degrees

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A report by the state's legislative analyst cautions lawmakers about expanding the number of California community colleges that offer bachelor's degrees.

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Natural disasters and the implications of missing so much school

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Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding — this fall has brought a wave of natural disasters to the U.S. With that comes many days where schools are closed — and those absences add up.

After wildfires destroyed their homes, students find healing help at school

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Experiencing a natural disaster can traumatize children. After a devastating wildfire in California, some educators are using an unusual assignment to help students find comfort.

Your child development questions answered

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It seems there’s a constant flood of new strategies for raising children. Here's some insight from four local child development experts.

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USC president is third-highest paid in higher education

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Sixty-six university presidents took home more than $1 million in 2015, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.