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Celebrities give voice to scripts penned by teen girls

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| At a fundraiser, Kirby Howell-Bapiste, Keiko Agena, Wayne Brady, and Seth Rogen read works by participants in WriteGirl, a free program for aspiring teen writers.

Students raise their voices to remember historic East LA walkouts

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In March of 1968, students from five high schools in East L.A. walked out of their classrooms to protest the unequal education they were receiving. This weekend, students from Van Nuys High School will portray that historical event in an oratorio they wrote with artists from the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

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California Humanities grant payments for artists remain suspended until federal funds flow

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The shutdown is over and the federal government is open, but not everything is back to normal.

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What does a new governor mean for arts education in California?

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An advocate for arts education explains what he hopes newly inaugurated Gov. Gavin Newsom will do when it comes to the future of arts in California schools. 

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What it's like on tour with California's road tripping poet laureate Dana Gioia

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California-born poet Dana Gioia has wrapped up his time as the state's poet laureate. During his two-year term, which ended in October, he made it his goal to visit all 58 counties in the state.

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Measure QS: Burbank voters consider a parcel tax to help fund public schools

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A measure on Tuesday’s ballot in Burbank would increase funding for the city’s schools. Measure QS would create a parcel tax to help pay for things that are at risk of cuts, from arts ed to teacher professional development.

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Take a tour of a new arts academy for students struggling in school

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There already are schools around Los Angeles to help kids who didn’t make it in the traditional high school system. A new one opening in South L.A. offers something a little different.

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Youth from Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood write songs about experiences with bullying

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The Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood teamed up with music industry professionals to help students write about their experiences of being bullied. The result? a two-track EP.

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