Congressional Leaders Reach Two Year Budget Deal

Update (2/9/2018): After shutting down for five and a half hours, Congress passed their budget agreement early Friday morning.  The agreement not only lifts the sequester caps, as mentioned below,…

Advocacy and Littles

Advocacy and Littles: A Look Back at the 2017 NAfME National Conference By NAfME Member Elisabeth H. DeRichmond The original article first appeared on Elisabeth DeRichmond’s blog Musikation. Today, I…

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…

NAfME’s Legislative Holiday Wish List

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) wishes to address a number of items under consideration in the United States Congress that could impact education policy and music education across…

Advocacy Webinar – ESSA at the Local Level

Join NAfME’s public policy team on Tuesday, December 5th, at 7:00 PM for our Quarterly Advocacy Webinar! The music community most closely associates the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, or…

Everyday Advocacy

Everyday Advocacy Have a Plan and a Purpose   By Scott Sheehan, NAfME Eastern Division Immediate Past-President   “In every successful business there is one budget line that never gets…

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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Music Education Advocacy at the Local Level

One Person Can Make a Big Difference Music Education Advocacy at the Local Level By Andrew S. Berman This article originally appeared in the October 2017 Teaching Music. Nicole Worzel successfully advocated…