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Illinois State Board of Education Meeting | March 15 | Springfield, Illinois
Ingenuity Public Comment on the Arts in ESSA
Thank you, Dr. Smith, members of the board of education. My name is AmySue Mertens. I am the Director of Public Affairs for Ingenuity in Chicago where we work to advance the arts in Chicago’s public schools. … Read More >
CHICAGO, IL | Ingenuity recently announced that $1.5M in competitive grants, and almost $2.5M total was distributed directly to Chicago’s public schools by the Creative Schools Fund. Ingenuity’s Fund has invested over $7.6M in CPS arts education programming, facilities, materials and supplies in just the past 4 years.
The 2016-17 Creative Schools Fund is supporting … Read More >
A Profile in Partnership: Communities In Schools of Chicago & Ingenuity
As another budget-challenged school year approaches for Chicago Public Schools, the arts education community can find strength in partnership sustainability. Partnerships and their respective attributes vary depending on organizational values, but there are some qualities we see as … Read More >
Dispatches from the Teacher Institute
By Stephen Upchuck
Oct 6, 2015
Two large prep carts—entirely laden with scavenged 2-by-4’s, each sawed length-wise to create six bundles—blocked the doors to the MCA’s first-floor conference room. The 21 CPS teachers participating in a week-long professional development workshop as part of summer Teacher Institute gingerly negotiated the protruding poles to … Read More >