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Tell Us Your Title IV Success Story!

Congress has approved $1.1 billion in funding for the Title IV-A block grant in FY 2018, otherwise known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants. This is a…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

  How Does Your Garden Grow? Cultivating Your Students’ Growth in Music By NAfME Member Jenny L. Neff, Ed.D. This blog post originally appeared on the Zeswitz Music Company website.…

MIOSM and Music Education State Advocacy

MIOSM® and Music Education State Advocacy As we end another successful Music in Our Schools Month® (MIOSM), we would like to highlight some of the great advocacy efforts by our…

Guitar Program Advocacy

Guitar Program AdvocacyInterview with Three New Jersey Guitar Program Directors By Thomas J. Amoriello Jr. NAfME Member and NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair-Elect During the last few years, the…

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…