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COVID Relief Funding in the Music Classroom

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding is currently on its way to school districts across the United States. This funding, passed by Congress in December as part of…

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Federal Education Funding Update

Happy new year! The NAfME public policy team is looking forward to our advocacy work with you in 2021. Over the holiday season, Congress passed and the President enacted legislation…

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NAfME Public Policy Wish List

NAfME Public Policy Wish List As we look forward to 2021, NAfME’s federal public policy wish list details legislative and administrative actions that would benefit music education in the coming…

Congress Passes Short-Term Funding

Congress Passes Short-Term Funding Members Hope for Broader Deal Soon Congress last week sent to the President’s desk a continuing resolution (CR) to extend government funding through December 18. With…

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A Letter of Admiration from the CMA Foundation

A Letter of Admiration from the CMA Foundation By Tiffany Kerns, CMA Foundation Executive Director, sponsored by the CMA Foundation   Dear music teachers, It is safe to say that…

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Breaking Down the 2020 State Elections

Breaking Down the 2020 State Elections The Impact of Elections on Education Policy The 2020 elections are poised to have a potentially large impact on education in the states. Many…

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State Success Stories—Ohio

State Success Stories—Ohio Our affiliated state associations are responsible for great work that is done daily to try and create equitable access to quality music education for America’s students. This…