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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.

LAUSD school finds a way to cope without orchestra teacher

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Wilshire Crest was among 20 schools that lost a day of arts instruction in December - leaving it without arts access. Parents have brought some arts access back.

Surviving and thriving with the Rainbow Loom craze

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To help you navigate the ever-evolving world of looming, we rounded up local resources and turned to some of the top YouTube stars to provide a list of tips.

Artists better educated and gaining ground on unemployment

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An new analysis of census data finds artists enjoy a higher level of education than the general US population. 65 percent had at least a bachelor's degree.

Juvenile Court teens face off in an academic competition

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The Los Angeles County Office of Education sponsored its 12th annual Academic Bowl for juvenile court school students at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.

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.

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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.