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Michelle Obama pushes for music, arts in schools at awards lunch
Michelle Obama pushes for music, arts in schools at awards lunch

First Lady Michelle Obama took to an entertainment-industry pulpit in Los Angeles to stump for expanding the role of arts in education, saying that 6 million children in the U.S. have no exposure to any form of arts in school. Speaking before an audience of several hundred including L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Mrs. Obama stressed that music and other forms of art often connect with students and enhance their interest in core subjects such as math, science and history. “For so many young people, arts education is the only reason they get up out of bed in the morning," she said in her keynote address Wednesday at Club Nokia during...

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