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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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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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