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Young artists learn to manage the stresses of performing

The Music Center
| 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.

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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'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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