Life Pieces to Masterpieces is an arts program that serves the neighborhood of Ward 7 in Washington, D.C. Boys work with mentors to create works of art. Lizzie Chen /NPR hide caption

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E. Paul Torrance, shown here in the mid-'80s, spent most of his career studying and encouraging students' creativity. Courtesy University of Georgia hide caption

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Jionni Anderson is a third grader at Savoy Elementary School. Anderson raises her hand to answer a question in Mr. Scott's keyboard class. Lizzie Chen /NPR hide caption

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