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After-school programs offering arts instruction to students

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Students participate in a figure drawing class during the four-week California State Summer School for the Arts program at CalArts.

Thousands of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will be returning to school next week, but they -- along with school administrators -- are still encountering a dearth of comprehensive arts access. Unfortunately, some say, that's still a long way off.

One answer to this issue is the offering of arts instruction through after-school programs. Southern California Public Radio's Mary Plummer examines one of these programs in her report.

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