Advocacy Webinar! – Post-Inauguration Federal Landscape

Learn about the new 2017 federal landscape!

NAfME Public Policy Hub

Join us on February 8 at 7:00 PM (EST) for our first quarterly advocacy webinar of the new year! We will discuss about the current federal landscape and how it will affect education policy and music education! 

New Year, New Administration, New Congress

With 2016 in the books, we transition not only to a new Presidential Administration, but also a new session of Congress. Thanks to music’s enumeration as part of a “Well-Rounded Education,” we accomplished a great deal for school music in the past year, but how does the transition affect our previous and ongoing work?  

During this webinar, we will discuss several topics, including:

  • President Trump’s Transition: The top education initiatives for the new Administration and what to expect from the President’s first State of the Union address, including his leading budget priorities.
  • Secretary-Designate, Betsy DeVos: Background on the Secretary-Designate of Education, and how ESSA implementation, rulemaking, and guidance will be affected under the U.S. Department of Education’s new leadership.
  • The Congressional Review Act (CRA): How Congress will come into the foray and roll back ESSA and higher education regulations issued by the Obama Administration.
  • The Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Process: Appropriations for FY17 were never finalized and the federal government is currently functioning on a Continuing Resolution.  How does this affect funding for ESSA’s well-rounded programs?
  • NAfME’s New Advocacy Pages: Highlights and how to access NAfME’s revamped advocacy webpages.  Find resources useful for current and future music educators, advocates, and parents.

How to Sign Up!

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM (EST). To register for our “Federal Landscape” webinar, click the button below!

We hope you will join us! You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

Ronny Lau, Policy Advisor, Center for Advocacy, Policy, and Constituency Engagement, January 24, 2016. © National Association for Music Education (