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…

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ESSA State plans – 1 week to go!

ESSA State plans – 1 week to go! On Monday, September 18, 2017, states that have not submitted their ESSA State Plans for review by the U.S. Department of Education…

Model ESSA State Plan: Louisiana

Louisiana’s accepted ESSA Plan highlights music and arts, including as part of Louisiana’s accountability system On Tuesday, August 15, the U.S. Department of Education approved Louisiana’s ESSA Plan. This plan…

Advocacy Webinar – Back to Congress (School)!

Join us on August 29 at 7:00 PM (EDT) for our Quarterly Advocacy Webinar! Congress has been out of session for most of August, but will return in September.  Learn about where we are…