Mayor Rahm Emanuel has released a new cultural plan that has visions for the city as a whole and one for Chicago Public School specifically.
The citywide plan includes creating a new Museum Campus South that links the Museum of Science and Industry and DuSable Museum of African American History and making foreclosed properties available for cultural purposes. The plan also calls for more flexibility in city regulations governing the arts and aims to use Chicago's arts attractions to draw international tourists and promoting the development of what it calls "cultural districts" in areas such as Uptown and Bronzeville.
Chicago Public Schools, meanwhile, would elevate the arts to the level of a "core subject" -- with 120 minutes of dedicated weekly instruction for elementary students and "at least one certified, full-time employee" at every school, under the mayoral plan.
Read the full plan here. http://www.scribd.com/doc/110075868/Chicago-Cultural-Plan-Final-Plan