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Legislative Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023

NAfME FY 2023 Legislative Agenda NAfME is pleased to release its Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Legislative Agenda, which was developed in cooperation with the NAfME Music Education Policy Roundtable. The…

Take Action This Week for Education Funding

There is movement on Capitol Hill. This week (July 27–31), the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a vote on its annual spending legislation that includes modest increases for education…

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‘Tis the Season for Music Advocacy

National Association for Music Education (NAfME) joined 24 state music education associations (MEAs) and 17 members of the Music Education Policy Roundtable in supporting adequate funding for well-rounded programs found…

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Thankful for Progress in Federal Appropriations

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are thankful that lawmakers have avoided a government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 20. Additionally, key…

Education Committees in the 116th Congress

As the 116th Congress begins in earnest, new members are serving on both the House and Senate Education Committees. Following the decisive 2018 Midterm election, the U.S. House of Representatives…

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Election Wrap-Up and What Comes Next?

As the dust settles from the 2018 elections, what are the key takeaways? And, what does it all mean for education policy and music education? Let’s dive in! The House…

Congress Reaches Education Funding Agreement for FY 2019

UPDATED (9/28/2018): President Trump has now signed the Labor-HHS-Education and Defense spending package for FY 2019, which not only funds key-education programs, but also successfully averts a government shutdown. UPDATED…