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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."

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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A declaration for a student's right to arts education

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Create CA, a state arts education group, has developed a "Declaration of the Rights of All Students to Equity in Arts Learning." It hopes school districts will adopt it.

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National arts education report card shows little improvement

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Eighth graders across the country were quizzed in 2016 on their knowledge and skills in visual arts and music. Just like in 2008, the results weren't great.

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