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CPS has arts education in most schools, but access unequal: report

BarbarByrd-Bennett addresses medifollowing her speech City Club Chicago May 28 2013.  | JessicKoscielniak ~ Sun-Times

Barbara Byrd-Bennett addresses the media following her speech at the City Club of Chicago May 28, 2013. | Jessica Koscielniak ~ Sun-Times

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Updated: August 10, 2014 6:30AM

The Chicago Publics Schools has an arts teacher in almost all of its schools but still doesn’t provide equal access to all students, according to report by a school arts advocacy organization.

Ingenuity Inc. identified a part-time or full-time arts teacher in about 94 percent of CPS-run schools during the 2012-13 school year. The lion’s share of quality arts education is on the city’s North and Northwest sides.


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