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Arts in the classrooms: After years of focus on core subjects, performing and visual arts are making comebacks

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

The Waianae High School band, led by teacher Shantell-Tiare Tom, gathered for rehearsal last month. The arts in public schools are starting to rebound after a time of budget cuts and increased focus on core subjects.

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

The Waianae High School band rehearsed last month, above. In the front row were, from left, Tatiana Char, Teah Martin, Zachary Cox and Delance Torres-Ah Sing.

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COURTESY HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART

Educators from the Honolulu Museum of Art, Department of Education and Hanahauoli School are collaborating on a series of visual arts education posters to be distributed to every public-school classroom on Oahu. The first poster, “Lei Sellers,” by Juliette May Fraser, will be in schools in December.