Sen. Mikulski Announces Retirement

Earlier this morning, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), announced her retirement from Congress, after 5 terms in office.  Mikulski, 78, was the first woman to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee, and…

House ESEA Vote Stalls Out

Earlier this afternoon, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives decided not pursue today’s scheduled vote on partisan reauthorization of ESEA, otherwise known as the “Student Success Act” (H.R.…

The House Education Bill: A First Look at H.R.5

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) introduced their ESEA reauthorization…

Be Heard! Your Voice Matters

  Tell the U.S. Department of Education what you want in its proposed regulations on rating teacher preparation programs. Prevent a negative impact on music education programs, especially for future…

NAfME Analyzes the 2014 Midterm Elections

  The 2014 elections showed a strong Republican wave of support, with key demographics supportive of Democrats, such as voters under 25, single women, and African-American voters underrepresented versus previous…