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The art of transformation at a Watts elementary school

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| Florence Griffith Joyner elementary, a struggling school in Watts, is hinging its improvement plan on a turbo-shot of the arts.

What does STEAM really look like in schools?

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Resources for STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are now plentiful in schools. But there are fewer guidelines on how to add the "A," or art, into the mix.

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Ahead of first tour, Youth Orchestra LA turns on the drama

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The L.A. Philharmonic’s youth orchestra is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a California tour. To prepare, the young musicians are practicing more than music.

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New arts ed data highlights gaps in hopes of spurring change

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More than 100,000 students attending California schools last year had no access to arts instruction, according to data released Thursday.

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Surprise millions for school arts and sciences

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A real estate development group announced a $20 million gift to the Irvine Unified School District to fund elementary arts and science programs for the next decade.

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Surprise millions for school arts and sciences

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A real estate development group announced a $20 million gift to the Irvine Unified School District to fund elementary arts and science programs for the next decade.

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Growing pains as a music program expands to all students

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This year, the Rowland Unified School District will give music classes to all elementary students. While music teachers are excited, some worry about implementation.

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Visual and performing arts standards are set for a makeover

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Arts standards in California haven’t been touched since 2001. State legislators Tuesday passed a bill to bring them up to date.

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