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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.

How arts education can teach students tough concepts

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Educator Matt Levinson offers arts education tips to help students learn new information. Among his suggestions: Have students write a song.

La Puente high school marching band gets a Macy's surprise

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Students from Nogales High School were selected from 175 applicants around the country to perform in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.