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Why Illustrator Rhode Montijo Still Visits His Art Teacher, 28 Years After High School

Sabrina Sanchez for KPCC
| Rhode Montijo writes and illustrates children’s books, and he was a co-creator of the online animated series Happy Tree Friends.

We reunited a musician with the high school teacher who introduced her to Patti Smith's music

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When Solvej Schou  was a senior at LAUSD’s Hamilton High in the mid-1990s, she wrote poetry and played music in the quad.  

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Long Beach Poly HS Honors Longtime Music Director

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Students, alumni, faculty, friends and family gathered on the school quad Sunday to celebrate Andy Osman, who retired after being diagnosed with cancer.

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How An Innovative Arts Program Led To High School Diplomas

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It can be difficult to find effective ways to engage students who have been impacted by homelessness, foster care or the juvenile justice system.

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Artist Will 'Modify' LAUSD Mural After Months Of Discussion

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The mural's backdrop of radiating red-orange and blue stripes drew criticism from neighbors who said it was reminiscent of the Japanese Imperial Army battle flag.

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State Grant Brings Extra Arts Funding to School Districts

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A one-time state grant provided $44 million to boost arts education and other programs for public school students. So how was the money spent?

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South L.A. High School Gets a Mural Makeover

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Shepard Fairey, Faith XLVII, Axel Void, and 1010 are among the artists who are creating new works at the campus of Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School

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Artists: Share Your Stories Of Beloved Teachers

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"You'll never stop being my teacher," Sanjay Patel told his former art instructor, Julie Tabler, when we reunited them at KPCC.

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