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How to Keep Music in Our Schools

How to Keep Music in Our Schools By NAfME Member Ashley Cuthbertson  This article first appeared on the A. Cuthbertson Consulting blog. Listen to this blog post by clicking the…

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Finding the Funds: Get Yourself to the NAfME Collegiate Leadership Advocacy Summit

Finding the Funds Get Yourself to the NAfME Collegiate Leadership Advocacy Summit  By Ben Reyes, NAfME Membership Manager  Picture this: Washington, DC. Standing on Capitol Hill. Dozens of music education…

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President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request and Key Educational Priorities

President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request and Key Educational Priorities By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager On March 11, the Biden Administration released its Fiscal…

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“Harmony on Capitol Hill” with NAfME, the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation, and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-07)

“Harmony on Capitol Hill” with NAfME, the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation, and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) On March 11, 2024, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Country…

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NAfME Endorses the Reimagining Inclusive Arts Education Act

NAfME Endorses the Reimagining Inclusive Arts Education Act By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is dedicated to ensuring access…

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State and National Policy Trends on Artificial Intelligence

State and National Policy Trends on Artificial Intelligence (AI) By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager Since generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) models made their way into the…

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NAfME Federal Appropriations Update for Fiscal Year 2024

NAfME Federal Appropriations Update for Fiscal Year 2024 By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager January Update: Continuing the Continuing Resolution Coming into the new year, Congress…

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U.S. Department of Education’s Latest Guidance on Affirmative Action

U.S. Department of Education’s Latest Guidance on Affirmative Action By Zachary Keita, NAfME Federal Public Policy and Advocacy Communications Manager On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling…

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NAfME Endorses Three Arts Education Bills

The Arts Education for All Act, PLACE, and HBCUs Arts Education Act By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager National Arts in Education Week (September 10-16, 2023)…

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NAfME Joins Coalition for Teaching Quality in Opposing House FY24 Labor-HHS-Education Bill

On July 13, the House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee introduced its bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024—an important first step in the appropriations process. The bill would provide the U.S. Department…

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