education funding

Tell Us Your Title IV Success Story!

Congress has approved $1.1 billion in funding for the Title IV-A block grant in FY 2018, otherwise known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants. This is a…

MIOSM and Music Education State Advocacy

MIOSM® and Music Education State Advocacy As we end another successful Music in Our Schools Month® (MIOSM), we would like to highlight some of the great advocacy efforts by our…

Congressional Leaders Reach Two Year Budget Deal

Update (2/9/2018): After shutting down for five and a half hours, Congress passed their budget agreement early Friday morning.  The agreement not only lifts the sequester caps, as mentioned below,…

Mariachi Huenachi on Capitol Hill

  Mariachi Huenachi on Capitol Hill The month of October is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Mariachi Huenachi from Wenatchee High School was invited to perform in Washington, D.C., for the…

NAfME’s Legislative Holiday Wish List

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) wishes to address a number of items under consideration in the United States Congress that could impact education policy and music education across…

Music Education & Final State ESSA Plans

How Does Music Education Fare in the Final Round of State ESSA Plan Submissions? In May, NAfME published an analysis of how music and arts education fared within the first…