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The students at Noyes Education Campus in Northeast D.C. were starstruck. "Oh my God, Yo-Yo Ma," a group of first graders squealed as they awaited the prodigious cellist's arrival to their school. When he walked in, 6-year-old Enriqueta Bokesa screamed "It's Yo-Yo Ma!," jumped from the stairs at the school's entrance and leaped into Ma's arms - not the typical reaction the world famous cellist receives before a performance. But Noyes students had been learning about Ma and his music throughout the school year as part of the Obama administration's Turnaround Arts program, which aims to help the nation's most-struggling schools with an infusion of art into the curriculum.

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