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Struggling Inglewood, Compton schools to get help via arts

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| A project from the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that seeks to improve failing schools through arts education is coming to California. Watch a live stream as First Lady Michelle Obama makes the announcement.

Advocates kick up lobbying efforts for new education dollars

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As a June 30 deadline looms for school districts to finalize budget plans, early education, arts and other advocates are pushing for a piece of new state funding.

2 SoCal students land top national arts honor

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California had six winners total from across the state — two Southern California high school seniors were selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

Arts in Corrections to return to California prisons

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After a KPCC report, the state prison arts program will return as soon as June with $1 million in funding from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

LAUSD plan reduces arts exposure to reach more students

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The new plan would provide third-through-fifth graders with access to visual arts, choral, dance and theater for nine weeks each.

Outside funding brings 600 new instruments to LA schools

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The L.A. Unified School District received more than $30,000 in donated instruments, curriculum materials and teacher training on Wednesday.

Cuts to LA elementary schools' orchestra program reversed

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In a reversal of February proposal, Los Angeles Unified School District officials confirm orchestra instruction will return next year as a year-long program.

Two So Cal charter schools land crucial NEA funding

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More than 130 grants were awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts this week - including $5 million for California groups.