• Ingenuity releases the State of the Arts Report in Chicago Public Schools.

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  • Creative Schools Fund grant cycle opens July 1

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  • Ingenuity welcomes new board members Ahamed, Ittelson, and Steans

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State of the Arts Report in Chicago Public Schools Released


State of the Arts ReportState of the Arts in Chicago Public Schools details the level of arts-related instruction, staffing, partnerships, and funding in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) during the 2012-13 school year. The data collected examines how schools match up to the goals and recommendations set forth in the City’s first-ever CPS Arts Education Plan which was approved by the Chicago Board of Education in November of 2012.

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