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KPCC survey: Arts instruction limited in SoCal schools

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| While state law requires school districts to give students access to music, dance, theater and visual arts instruction, a KPCC survey found that few can afford it.

LA Fund to help teachers find, get grants

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Grants HQ aims to help L.A. Unified teachers beef up limited government funding by securing outside grants for new projects.

Art in the Park: Student showcase headed to downtown LA

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More than 2,000 students are expected to attend LAUSD's Arts Fest event in downtown Los Angeles Saturday. Some teachers say they'd prefer art shows at school sites.

Inside the audition: Elite dancers compete for summer training

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About 90 students gathered at Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica for an audition with Boston Ballet. We take you inside the summer program auditions.

Oscars 2014: Local high school students got 'Happy' with Pharrell

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A group of 19 students from the Academy of Music at Hamilton High School performed the hit song "on stage at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday: "It was a dream."

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Teachers call LA schools' orchestra changes 'a travesty'

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Arts teachers cry foul over officials' plan cut elementary kids' musical instrument lessons from a full year to just one semester to squeeze in more schools.

LA schools to expand 'arts integration' teachers

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A Los Angeles Unified administrator unveiled an arts education budget for the district that will boost funding by $15.7 million by the '16/'17 school year.

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Weigh in: National arts education standards almost final

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New proposed national arts teaching standards are open for public review. The draft is expected to be finalized and unveiled for a first look in San Diego in March.