40th Anniversary of National Tuba Christmas

For the past month, tuba and euphonium players, dressed in festive colors and Santa hats and toting along decorated instruments, have been gathering around the United States and a handful…

Senate Passes Two-Year Budget

On Thursday, the Senate passed a bipartisan, two-year budget agreement.  The budget passed by a 64-36 vote, setting an overall spending limit of $1.012 trillion for FY 2014 and restoring…

House Passes Two-Year Budget Deal

Thursday evening, the House passed by a decisive vote (332-94) a two-year, bipartisan budget deal that will avert a second government shutdown and replace sequester cuts scheduled to take effect…

Harvard Study Challenges ‘Mozart Effect’

“Music doesn’t make you smarter.” That is the quick conclusion headline-readers are taking from the recent six-week Harvard study by Ed.D. candidate Samuel Mehr, which purportedly “finds no cognitive benefits…

AFT’s Take on What the PISA Results Really Mean

This week, the American Federation of Teachers released the following video in response to the results of the PISA exam (Programme for International Standards and Assessment). The test, which is…