Attend Conference Call with Sec. John King!

On Wednesday, July 13th, Secretary King will be holding a conference call at 2:00 p.m. EST to “release guidance that seeks to raise awareness, enthusiasm and support of a more well-rounded education for all students. The guidance is targeted to provide assistance in the upcoming school year and beyond.”

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NAfME has confirmed with the Department of Education that any stakeholder – including any music educator – is invited to attend the conference call and learn more about this brand new guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. Music is listed for the first time in federal law as part of a well-rounded education in ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act. Tomorrow’s call will highlight how the U.S. Department of Education will reference a well-rounded education as the Department interprets ESSA and helps states and districts plan for and implement ESSA.

How to Participate – Call Information

WHAT: Stakeholder Call with Education Secretary John King

WHEN: Wednesday, July 13th, 2:00 p.m., Eastern time

HOW: Dial 888-989-9766, passcode 3109155

In addition, the Department announced late yesterday that “the Secretary and others will discuss the importance of this guidance and be available to take your questions in the latter part of this stakeholder call.” NAfME’s policy staff have crafted 5 questions to be submitted as part of tomorrow’s call. We encourage you to enter your own questions regarding music as part of a well-rounded education and the Department’s new guidance if you attend tomorrow’s call.

Lynn Tuttle, Director of Content & Policy, Center for Advocacy, Policy, and Constituency Engagement, July 12, 2016. © National Association for Music Education (