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Hooray for Hollywood’s hand-me-downs: LAUSD taps industry resources

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| The Creative Industry Coalition is building up partnerships with studios and production companies to provide classroom visits and equipment donations to schools.

A declaration for a student's right to arts education

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Create CA, a state arts education group, has developed a "Declaration of the Rights of All Students to Equity in Arts Learning." It hopes school districts will adopt it.

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National arts education report card shows little improvement

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Eighth graders across the country were quizzed in 2016 on their knowledge and skills in visual arts and music. Just like in 2008, the results weren't great.

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Harnessing the power of spreadsheets to expand arts access

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Local government arts agencies are holding an Arts Datathon aimed at cultivating ideas for increasing access to the arts in L.A. County.

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CalArts holds a friendlier 'Shark Tank'-style contest for artists

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This one wasn't as cut-throat as the TV show on ABC, so organizers jokingly referred to it as "Dolphin Pool," said career services director Rita Soultanian.

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At-risk teens work with pros to put Chicano history on stage

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In continuation high schools, for teens at risk of dropping out, arts instruction is sparse. On Friday, a play made by and for these students opens in East L.A.

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Another step forward for LA's arts diversity initiative

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After a series of town halls and surveys, the board of supervisors passed 13-item plan for increasing diversity in arts institutions.

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Merging mental health and creative expression

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The Expressive Therapies Summit equips artists and mental health workers with new tools to help patients process trauma and grief.

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