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5 things educators want in the state's new arts standards

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| After more than 15 years, the standards for teaching arts in schools are getting an update. The state convened groups of educators to give input on the changes.

Youth theater company puts politics on stage

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When the Wallis Youth Theater Company convened last fall, they couldn't stop talking about the election. Their new play puts the political climate onto the stage.

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Smokey Robinson takes Pio Pico Middle School to Motown

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The music legend came to the school to help deliver new musical instruments — along with a $1 million donation from the Niagara Cares charity for Little Kids Rock, an organization that works to expand music education in schools.

Las Fotos Project zooms in on mental health

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The local nonprofit uses photography as tool to help teen girls build confidence. On Saturday, the group will screen multimedia projects about mental wellness.

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Getting into LA's most prestigious arts school takes more than talent

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The tweens who take on the rigorous auditions for the L.A. County High School for the Arts don't have interview experience. To prep them, the school holds audition workshops.

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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.

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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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