DeVos Confirmation Hearing Postponed

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Confirmation Hearing for President-Elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has been postponed until January 17th at 5pm.   The hearing…

The Opening of the 115th Congress

The 115th Congress is officially underway as lawmakers kick-started the new Congress on January 3, 2017 at noon.  Under its rules, the House of Representatives cannot constitute itself until it…

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A New Year’s Vision for Music Education

A New Year’s Vision for Music Education  By Mike Blakeslee, NAfME CEO & Executive Director   The New Year is a traditional time for making resolutions to be, somehow, better…

New York Teacher Uses NAfME Tools

New York Teacher Uses NAfME Tools Member Spotlight: Cheryl Hartman This article originally appeared in the October 2016 Teaching Music.   NAfME member Cheryl Hartman says that the music program…

Touchdown for Classical Music and Football

Touchdown for Classical Music and Football Member Spotlight: Susan Spafford This article originally appeared in the October 2016 Teaching Music. NAfME member Susan Spafford earned performance and education degrees, auditioned…

String Teacher Encourages Diversity

String Teacher Encourages Diversity Member Spotlight: Taniesha Hines   This article originally appeared in the October 2016 Teaching Music. NAfME member Taniesha Hines wrote a blog post called “Colorless Teaching: A…

New Year, New Rules for ESSA

What States Must Do in the New Year to Create Their Accountability System and Plan for ESSA Implementation   As we head into 2017, the U.S. Department of Education has…