Election Wrap-Up and What Comes Next?

As the dust settles from the 2018 elections, what are the key takeaways? And, what does it all mean for education policy and music education? Let’s dive in! The House…

DeVos Testifies on the Hill

DeVos Testifies on the Hill  On May 22nd, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos found herself defending the Trump Administration’s education priorities on Capitol Hill. She faced criticism from House Democrats on…

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…

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…