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LAUSD music teacher 'cared about kids first'

Photo courtesy of Jay Gehringer
| Jonathan Kenion died Dec. 13 at age 52 after suffering a stroke. As a music teacher, he taught thousands of students through his love of music, said his colleagues.

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