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Renowned OC arts school opens sister school in Duarte

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| The Orange County School of the Arts turns away over 2,000 applicants each year. To serve more young artists, they're opening a sister school in Duarte.

CalArts gets $1M grant to expand programs in 'arts deserts'

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With a $1 million grant from AmeriCorps, CalArts will add more community engagement and professional development for teachers to its Community Arts Partnership.

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Keeping crayons out of the trash and into schools in need

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Crayons in restaurants often go from table to trash. This group steps in to collect the lightly-used art supplies and get them to schools in need.

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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.

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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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