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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.

School's arts program helps San Bernardino students bounce back


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


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


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

California's new poet laureate preaches the power of poetry


Poet and professor Dana Gioia was appointed by the governor for a two-year term. He hopes to reach artists and students outside of the state's metropolitan areas.

'Star Wars' mania becomes a force in schools and classrooms


Riding that wave, some L.A. Unified schools will host "Star Wars"-themed, anti-bullying assemblies next year. Some teachers already use the films as an engagement tool.

New pot of arts funding heads to LAUSD schools


More than a million dollars in new funding for the arts went to schools based on enrollment and need.

Pasadena after-school arts program honored by White House


The Armory Center for the Arts program Art High has been singled out by the White House as an after-school art program that's changing lives.