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A little progress at LA schools music repair shop

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| The L.A. Unified School District has an estimated backlog of about 3,000 broken instruments. It's getting one more staffer and outside help — an improvement, but not enough.

Hollywood arts school gives struggling kids a second chance

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The Hollywood Media Arts Academy uses the visual arts to engage students who have failed or been kicked out of traditional schools.

Thousand Oaks university to build new arts center

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California Lutheran University's first employee leaves the school her entire estate. More than $800,000 will go to build a stand-alone arts center.

Coming to a tax form near you: arts education donations

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Starting in 2014, taxpayers can make tax deductible donations of $1 or more to arts education through the California Arts Council on state tax return forms.

LA Unified backlog of broken instruments 'like a war scene'

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At L.A. Unified's music repair shop, at least 2,600 broken instruments are piled on shelves and in bins. Some have been sitting for years — the result of staff cuts.

Survey finds many don't receive arts education

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The NEA reports only 56 percent of adults received arts education at some point in their lives. The percentage dips to a third of high school graduates.

Website's videos offer tips on how to teach arts integration

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Teaching Channel has been around as an online resource for teachers since 2011. Several of its 57 videos focus on arts integration.