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Local school districts to review policies for outsiders who work with students

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| Local school districts – including LAUSD and Saugus Union in Santa Clarita – are reviewing policies for non-district individuals who work with students after a music specialist allegedly contaminated PVC flutes that were given to school children.

Art and justice reform advocates visit Campus Kilpatrick

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Over 120 artists and advocates from around the country gathered in Pasadena for the Create Justice forum. Their goal was to develop a national plan for juvenile justice reform.

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Taking Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA out of the museum and into schools

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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is taking over museums and galleries across Southern California, but visiting those venues isn't the only opportunity for students to interact with its content.

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Young artists learn to manage the stresses of performing

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The Spotlight Academy, which is in its sixth year, is geared towards giving both students and their parents practical lessons in pursuing schooling and careers in the arts.

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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.

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‘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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