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Music study speeds brain development in children, study shows

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| Early results of a five-year study provide evidence that music training accelerates development of the auditory pathway, which could help with overall communication.

Artists step in to reimagine spaces for juvenile offenders

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As L.A. County phases out the use of solitary confinement for minors, the arts are becoming a tool for reimagining those units and shifting the culture overall.

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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.