“We’re in a time right now where kids need arts more than they’ve ever needed them,” Bowers said. “Our kids need to connect with people and sometimes they don’t have the words to express the ideas. Arts connects people, and it has also given them a whole different way to express how they’re feeling. For our students, this is really helping to provide joy, support and helping increase engagement in school.” - Magnolia School District Coordinator, quoted in LA Times interview, February 2021
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