Disney in the News



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Dec 2016 - Walt Disney Magnet School Program featured in The White House - Office of the Press Secretary FACT SHEET: A Year of Action Supporting Computer Science for All

Dec 2016 -Showcase of New Coding Curriculum: Chicago Public School Students Create Their Own Websites

May 9, 2017 - CBS News - CPS Students Share Stage With Professional Musicians...


Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the CSO’s Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant, and musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago joined Disney students and students from five Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for a culminating performance and celebration marking the end of the second year of a music education partnership between the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the five schools involved in the program—Agassiz, Clinton, Disney, Edwards and Swift Elementary Schools.


The CPS students showcase work—music, visual art and spoken word—that they have created in response to an arts curriculum focused on the theme of courage, inspired by the literary figure of Don Quixote and connected to contemporary issues in students’ lives. The work by the students was created in collaboration with their teachers, CSO teaching artists and Fellows from the Civic Orchestra. In addition to performances of new student compositions, the event includes a performance of an excerpt from Richard Strauss’ “Don Quixote” by Fellows from the Civic Orchestra as well as remarks and participation by world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.





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Dec 16 - ABC 7 News - "Chicago Disney Magnet launches a new chapter of learning"