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Getting into LA's most prestigious arts school takes more than talent

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| The tweens who take on the rigorous auditions for the L.A. County High School for the Arts don't have interview experience. To prep them, the school holds audition workshops.

Renowned OC arts school opens sister school in Duarte

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The Orange County School of the Arts turns away over 2,000 applicants each year. To serve more young artists, they're opening a sister school in Duarte.

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CalArts gets $1M grant to expand programs in 'arts deserts'

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With a $1 million grant from AmeriCorps, CalArts will add more community engagement and professional development for teachers to its Community Arts Partnership.

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Keeping crayons out of the trash and into schools in need

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Crayons in restaurants often go from table to trash. This group steps in to collect the lightly-used art supplies and get them to schools in need.

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The art of transformation at a Watts elementary school

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Florence Griffith Joyner elementary, a struggling school in Watts, is hinging its improvement plan on a turbo-shot of the arts.

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What does STEAM really look like in schools?

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Resources for STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are now plentiful in schools. But there are fewer guidelines on how to add the "A," or art, into the mix.

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Ahead of first tour, Youth Orchestra LA turns on the drama

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The L.A. Philharmonic’s youth orchestra is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a California tour. To prepare, the young musicians are practicing more than music.

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New arts ed data highlights gaps in hopes of spurring change

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More than 100,000 students attending California schools last year had no access to arts instruction, according to data released Thursday.

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