The CPS Arts Education Plan has six overarching goals:

1. District Arts Policy
Create district-level policies that support the arts for every student

2. Arts Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Ensure district arts curriculum is consistent across the District, offering every student opportunities in both direct arts instruction and arts integration strategies

3. Capacity Building
Provide professional development to principals and teachers that maximizes capacity for improving student learning

4. Partnerships
Support strategic partnerships and collaboration in the arts

5. Data-Driven Decision Making
Use data to drive decision making for arts instruction and programming

6. Funding

From these six overarching goals, there are 26 initiatives that have been identified as essential to reaching the plans’ overall mission of every student receiving a comprehensive and sequential study of every arts form, including visual art, music, dance and theater from Pre-K through 12th grade.


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