More CPS students have access to arts programming, report says

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Monday, November 28, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- More Chicago Public Schools students now have access to art programs at school, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office said.

This comes nearly four years after Mayor Emanuel launched a plan to improve art education. About two-thirds of all CPS students attend a school either ranked strong or excelling for art proficiency.

Meanwhile, nearly 90-percent of students across all grades have access to classes including theater, dance music media or visual arts with partners including The Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and others.

To view The State of the Arts in CPS report, click here.