• Ingenuity receives NEA grant

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  • Ingenuity's progress report released, shows clear progress made by CPS in year two

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  • 100 CPS schools receive Creative Schools Fund grants totaling nearly $1 million

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  • CPS, Mayor Emanuel Announce $10 Million Investment in Arts Education for 2015

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Ingenuity is Chicago’s single hub for data, strategy, advocacy, and partnerships for reinstating arts education in every Chicago public school. Ingenuity works with city and District leadership, hundreds of cultural institutions and arts organizations, higher education leaders, Chicago’s philanthropic community, CPS’ Department of Arts Education, principals and certified teachers, as well as parents and students to advance arts instruction in the classroom.

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Report Shows Progress in Second Year of Arts Plan

 State of the Arts Progress ReportIngenuity has released the State of the Arts in Chicago Public Schools Progress Report. The report shows that participating CPS schools have increased arts instruction, staffing, partnerships and funding during the second year of implementing the CPS Arts Education Plan. The report also finds that combined District and external funds committed to arts education in CPS increased 11 percent, or by nearly $14 million—most of which has been dedicated to CPS’ hiring of credentialed arts instructors.

CPS compares favorably to other urban school districts by offering lower student to instructor ratios, a higher minimum weekly instruction requirement (120 minutes per K-8 student), and access to arts instruction by a larger number of students.

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