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Turnaround Arts adopts more struggling schools in California

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| The program seeks to improve low-performing schools by infusing the arts into every aspect of instruction. Six more schools will join the ranks.

LAUSD aims to increase access to instrumental music

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With $356,000 approved for the purchase of instruments earlier this year, the district hopes to increase access to schools like Huntington Park Elementary.

Kids design the darnedest water-wise cities

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City planners and public works officials heard plans from elementary and middle school students on ways to build a more water-friendly city.

Music teachers dip into their own paychecks to push students forward

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For decades, an association of LAUSD elementary music teachers have taken salary reductions to fund scholarships for private lessons for exceptional students.

A play about middle school, brought to you by high schoolers

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The play is called "Kaleidoscope" and it explores the rollercoaster that is junior high. The play is performed by high schoolers who consulted preteens to develop it.

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How the arts unified one school's special ed and typical kids

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A few years ago, Grand View Blvd. Elementary absorbed the special education center next door. The arts have played a key role in bringing the students together.

Bringing USC's acting school into the digital age

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"The old paradigm of train hard, get an agent and wait for the phone to ring is long dead," said David Bridel. Actors need be trained to create their own content.

Fremont High Sex Squad scores with teens

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Remixing pop songs and performing skits about about HIV transmission, safe sex and consent, these teens deliver comprehensive sexual education to their peers.

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