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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.

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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At a school in Watts, words ignite and pain turns to prose

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At College Bridge Academy, where many students have experienced trauma, spoken word is helping students uplift others and process their own pain.

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After just a year of training, a ballerina gets a big chance

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Madeline Czekaj, 15, will spend a week in New York at the world's largest student ballet competition. More than 1,000 dancers compete for prestigious scholarships.

Theater and dance teaching credentials bill takes a leap forward

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The state Senate Education Committee voted unanimously today in support of a bill that would create dance and theater teaching credentials. Why does it matter?

Schools across LAUSD put the arts on display in Grand Park

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East L.A. meets west L.A., and San Fernando meets San Pedro, as students from all across the district gather to showcase performing arts, films and visual art downtown.