Federal Advocacy & Public Policy

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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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PREP, RETAIN, and SPROUT: NAfME Supports Three Bills that Would Encourage Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Across the country educators are leaving the profession at an alarming rate, and teacher prep programs have increasingly low enrollment numbers. Experienced teachers from diverse backgrounds are leaving the profession,…

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NAfME Returns to Capitol Hill

On June 23, music educators gathered on Capitol Hill for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Hill Day for the first time since 2019. This annual event provides an…

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June Update: U.S. Debt Ceiling: What Is It and What Was Done to Avoid a Default?

By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager In January 2023, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen informed Congress that the United States was projected to hit…

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National Association for Music Education Endorses Bill to Support Educator Mental Health

National Association for Music Education is proud to endorse the Supporting the Mental Health of Educators and Staff Act (H.R. 744). Introduced by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01),…

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