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New arts ed data highlights gaps in hopes of spurring change

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| More than 100,000 students attending California schools last year had no access to arts instruction, according to data released Thursday.

Surprise millions for school arts and sciences

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A real estate development group announced a $20 million gift to the Irvine Unified School District to fund elementary arts and science programs for the next decade.

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Surprise millions for school arts and sciences

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A real estate development group announced a $20 million gift to the Irvine Unified School District to fund elementary arts and science programs for the next decade.

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Growing pains as a music program expands to all students

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This year, the Rowland Unified School District will give music classes to all elementary students. While music teachers are excited, some worry about implementation.

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Visual and performing arts standards are set for a makeover

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Arts standards in California haven’t been touched since 2001. State legislators Tuesday passed a bill to bring them up to date.

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$10.1 million gift creates rare music education scholarships

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Thanks to a $10.1 million donation from the Herb Alpert Foundation, hundreds of music majors at the Los Angeles City College will be able to study for free starting next fall.

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This young dancer's journey to the stage was a 'good mistake'

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Joshua Castro started dancing when his mom accidentally signed him up for a hip-hop class. He got hooked. In high school, he says dance saved his life.

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How 2 teens started taking digital art seriously

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Growing up, these students got the idea that a career in art was a waste of time. Going to a high school with a digital arts focus got them hooked.

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