- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced $1 million dollars in arts education funding for Chicago Public Schools next year.
- The amount is twice what Emanuel originally announced when he revealed the city's Arts Education Plan in October, and the additional money from the NATO Legacy Fund will supplement the original $500,000.
- The Arts Education Plan is intended to provide 120 minutes of art instruction a week at public schools in the city, and to boost efforts to include arts instruction at every school.
From the article:
... The Chicago Public School Arts Education Plan grew out of the drafting of a citywide Chicago Cultural Plan, after residents who attended discussion groups around the city repeatedly listed arts education among their highest priorities. ...