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Why fourth graders might not build missions this year

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| “Building missions from sugar cubes or popsicle sticks does not help students understand the period and is offensive to many,” a new framework reads.

‘You can’t explain feelings sometimes’: A foster teen turns to art

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Glorianna, 19, spent almost all of her life living in group home. She says life as a foster kid is difficult, but drawing and writing helped her get through.

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A tween finds 'weird wonderland' in theater

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At the beginning of middle school, Monica Wilson thought theater was "wimpy" and "weird." After being in her first play, she instead calls it "weird wonderland."

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Big funding boost trickles down to California's littlest artists

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The state arts agency is awarding $15 million in grants — nearly double the amount last year. For the first time, this includes support for programs for kids 0-5.

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'Nowhere to go but up': Joyner's year of transformation

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After a year in the Turnaround Arts program, students at the school are more engaged. But academics still matter, and there have been improvements there, too.

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Art is helping students stay in school

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Since it was founded 25 years ago, artworxLA has served more than 12,000 — providing arts education for students at risk of dropping out.

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One teacher's dance revolution at Fontana Unified

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The question that's guided Nicole Robinson's 21 years as a teacher at Fontana A.B. Miller High School: "How can give them more?"

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Hooray for Hollywood’s hand-me-downs: LAUSD taps industry resources

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The Creative Industry Coalition is building up partnerships with studios and production companies to provide classroom visits and equipment donations to schools.

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