Museum-school partnership

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Chicago Public School teachers try their hand at some Mexican folk art at the kickoff event for Museums and Public Schools (MAPS), a new program aimed at encouraging first-year CPS teachers to incorporated museum resources into their lessons and help them get the most out of student field trips. Some 1,500 teachers turned out for the event, held Oct. 29 at the Field Museum. As part of the program, the new teachers get free museum memberships for a year. About 200 second-year teachers will receive an interdisciplinary curriculum. For more information, call (312) 443-3726.