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…

Advocacy Webinar – ESSA at the Local Level

Join NAfME’s public policy team on Tuesday, December 5th, at 7:00 PM for our Quarterly Advocacy Webinar! The music community most closely associates the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, or…

Budget, Tax Reform, & Reconciliation?

The budgetary cycle for FY 2018 has traveled a difficult and confusing path, but on Thursday, October 26, after a close vote of 216-212, the House of Representatives adopted the…

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ESSA and Copyright

The music community most closely associates the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, or ESSA, as the first piece of federal legislation to enumerate music as part of a “Well-Rounded…