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We as a team have been processing the tragedy and murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, which […]

Ingenuity spotlight: adapting arts education for remote learning

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When Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced remote learning plans in March, Ingenuity’s Data and Research Director, Steve Shewfelt, looked to […]

Cities unite to create national online arts learning database

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CHICAGO – Ingenuity today launched the artlook®Virtual Learning Library, a free directory of online arts learning programs designed to support […]

COVID-19 Resource List

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Arts Education Resources in the Time of COVID-19 COVID-19 is greatly impacting arts programs and partnerships in Chicago Public Schools, […]

Illinois makes history, advances arts education for all students through ESSA

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CHICAGO / SPRINGFIELD – Today Illinois made history, becoming the first state in the nation to include the arts as […]

ESSA Arts Indicator FAQ

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The arts are fundamental to preparing students for success in college, career, and life, and through its ESSA arts indicator, […]

Latest artlook updates deliver more data to Chicago arts sector

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CHICAGO – Ingenuity today released powerful new updates to its arts education data-mapping platform, artlook Map®. The first major update […]

114 schools, 20,000+ students receive $1.1M in arts funding

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CHICAGO – The Creative Schools Fund awarded grants to 114 Chicago Public Schools across all CPS Networks and neighborhoods for […]

Arts Educator Spotlight: Lorita Purnell-James

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Lorita Purnell-James teaches graphic arts and technology at Park Manor Elementary School in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. Here, she […]

Ingenuity welcomes six Board members

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CHICAGO – Ingenuity has welcomed six exceptional leaders to its Board of Directors. Experts from across various industries, including nonprofit […]


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