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LA's Locke High is improving — but is it still 'failing'?

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| The latest plan to turn the school around is now in its 10th year and, despite obvious improvements, skeptics say it still fails too many kids.

The next 'Hamilton'? High school students write musicals about history

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With the help of teaching artists, the eleventh graders wrote 10 minute musicals about everything from the Roaring Twenties to the Civil Rights Movement.

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Formerly incarcerated dads create play about justice system

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"You have two ... convicted convicts, and you have two guys acting," a participant said. "At the end, I want you to look at all four of us like we're the same."

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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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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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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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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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Why this professional artist enlisted the help of public school students

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Teachers and students around Los Angeles are using the citywide art collaboration, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, in lessons and projects.

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