In 2010, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), in partnership with Chicago Public Schools, completed the PAIR project, a 4-year, Department of Education-supported grant program that brought teaching artists together with 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classroom teachers to research the impact of arts integration on students and teachers.

Explore these pages to learn more about the study, its outcomes, and its implications for the field of education.


What did we do? Learn about the program, its goals, and what happened in the classrooms!


What did we learn? Check out our findings about student academic impact and teacher professional development!


What can we all do now? Ideas for how YOU can be a part of effective, engaging, rigorous arts integration!


Many thanks to our PAIR lead researchers
Dr. Gail Burnaford and Dr. Lawrence Scripp
for their dedication to this project.