• State of the Arts Progress Report Released!

    After the release of the initial report by Ingenuity establishes District Arts Baseline and the Progress Report for SY 14-15 was just released in early December. Check it out!

Teacher and Student Opportunities

CPS, Arts Partners, and a range of organizations provide professional development opportunities, resources, competitions, and funding to CPS Teachers and Students. Learn more about some of the many programs available! <more>

January 30th School Improvement Day PD

Have you registered yet for the 2015 CPS Arts Discipline-Based School Improvement Day PD! Building on work from previous years around UBD and DOK, this year we’ll be asking the question “What does Arts Assessment look like?<more>

REACH Performance Task Development Team Applications

The teacher application to help design REACH Performance Tasks for SY 15-16 is now available! This year we are recruiting two separate groups of teachers. One team will design the tasks, while the other will pilot the assessments with their classrooms and provide critical feedback to the task-writing team. Please first read the full position descriptions here, and then complete the teacher application hereApplications are due by Tuesday, December 23rd, at 3pm. More info here.

Mayor announces $10 Million investment in Arts Education!

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Board of Education President David Vitale and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett today announced a $10 million investment in Arts Education for the 2015-2016 School Year (SY 15-16) dedicated to helping schools meet the District’s first-ever comprehensive Arts Education Plan. <more>

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