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Why these students made collages to better understand history

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| The students didn't write essays to show what they learned. Instead, they created art that expressed how they felt. Now, they're sharing it with the public.

Artist leads 200 students in painting masterclass

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Olga Sinclair taught a painting class for 200 students — in the middle of a downtown Los Angeles street.

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How a teacher uses Día de los Muertos to help students heal

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At one El Monte alternative school, teacher Learsi Martinez creates a learning environment where students who have lost loved ones can share their experiences.

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Pasadena Unified brings theater and dance to district's youngest learners

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Administrators hope learning and practicing the arts will help the TK-1 students with oral language and social-emotional development.

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VR, graffiti yards and other new ideas for art class

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Educators, administrators, artists and more are working to test new approaches to making arts instruction accessible to all students in L.A. County.

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Duarte Unified teams up for a district-wide dance craze

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The public school district is offering dance workshops through a unique partnership with a local charter school, California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley.

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Students get hands-on training for technical theater jobs

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It takes more than just a star to put on a show: there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work, too. One program teaches students the skills to get technical work in the entertainment industry.

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Local school districts to review policies for outsiders who work with students

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Local school districts – including LAUSD and Saugus Union in Santa Clarita – are reviewing policies for non-district individuals who work with students after a music specialist allegedly contaminated PVC flutes that were given to school children.

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