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As arts funding fades, Disney helps schools stage musicals

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| As theater instruction declines in elementary schools across the country, Disney steps up support of musical theater productions in Orange County.

OC high school teacher mixes arts into government lessons


El Dorado High School teacher Sunshine Cavalluzzi has been honored twice by the Grammy Museum for outstanding use of music as a teaching tool.

SoCal after-school programs to receive White House honors


Two Southern California after-school arts programs will be honored Monday for helping students boost their learning and life skills.

High schooler teaches social media to LA Unified staffers


In a role reversal, a high school senior takes the lead in teaching Instagram to a group of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers and administrators.

LA Phil celebrates 10-year anniversary of organ


The concert, known as "The Organ: Stops, Keys, Pedals and Pipes," is one of a series of events for all ages going on this year to celebrate the organ's 10th year.

Local museum fights declines in field trips with its own bus


Field trips, once a memorable part of the school experience, have been declining over the past decade as budgets are cut and tests take on more emphasis.

LA Trade Tech students react to Kanye West's campus visit


The rapper talked with students at Los Angeles Trade Technical College late last week as part of his community service sentence.

Education: Study finds integrating arts in lessons sparks creativity


The Kennedy Center finds students who had the arts mixed into other subjects — a model favored by L.A. Unified — showed increased creativity and engagement.