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Surprise millions for school arts and sciences

Courtesy of Irvine Company
| 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.

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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$10.1 million gift creates rare music education scholarships

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Thanks to a $10.1 million donation from the Herb Alpert Foundation, hundreds of music majors at the Los Angeles City College will be able to study for free starting next fall.

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This young dancer's journey to the stage was a 'good mistake'

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Joshua Castro started dancing when his mom accidentally signed him up for a hip-hop class. He got hooked. In high school, he says dance saved his life.

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How 2 teens started taking digital art seriously

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Growing up, these students got the idea that a career in art was a waste of time. Going to a high school with a digital arts focus got them hooked.

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Sneaking teen life lessons into song and dance

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Twenty-five years ago, a two-week musical theater program was launched to help at-risk youth. It changed this man's life.

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An unlikely rapper finds his true voice

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Tobias Hess, 16, knows he's not what you might expect for a rapper. That used to keep him from sharing his music, but not anymore.

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