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It's official, UCLA has a school of music

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| The Board of Regents voted Thursday to formally establish the Herb Alpert School of Music. It’s the first free-standing music school in the UC system.

For some teachers, winter break means art lessons

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During a four-day workshop, LAUSD teachers learned techniques for using theatre, dance, music and visual art to support Common Core standards.

Pulling strings to start an elementary school orchestra

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Students at Huntington Park Elementary School were inspired to create an orchestra. But the school didn't have instruments. Here's how they got them.

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LAUSD marching band shrugs off the rain to prep for parade

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Members of the All City Honor Marching Band spent hours in the rain outside Dodger Stadium last week to build endurance for the 5.5. mile parade on New Years Day.

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The 'rare beauty' in a ballet class for 'all kids'

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Kids with special needs often struggle to find a safe space for dance. Bonnie Schlachte teaches classical ballet to students with autism, cerebral palsy and more.

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School's arts program helps San Bernardino students bounce back

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At Barton Elementary school, one of the most useful ways to help students cope after the nearby shooting was already a big part of its curriculum.

Using visual art to draw students into coding

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Some schools offer classes that combine art and coding to reach a more diverse body of students.

NEA awards more than $4 million to California arts projects

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The National Endowment for the Arts awarded 178 grants to projects that foster the creation and presentation of art, as well as community engagement.