Music In Our Schools Month Recognized in Congress

In mid-March, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (NY-7) introduced a congressional resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives expressing support for the designation of March 2019 as Music In Our Schools Month.…

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NAfME Endorses Rebuild America’s Schools Act

NAfME Endorses Rebuild America’s Schools Act Chairman Scott’s bill would create a $100 billion federal investment in education infrastructure. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is pleased to announce…

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…

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…

Perkins Reauthorization Becomes Law

Congress Passes and President Trump Signs Career and Technical Education Bill The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is thrilled to report the passage and long overdue reauthorization of the…

Senate Releases Labor, HHS, Education Bill for FY 2019

Last week, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee released their Labor-HHS-Education bill for Fiscal Year 2019. In total, the bill would provide $179.3 billion in discretionary spending, which includes $71.4 billion…

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House Releases Labor, HHS, Education Bill for FY 2019

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee released their Labor-HHS-Education bill for Fiscal Year 2019. In total, the bill would provide $177.1 billion in discretionary spending, which…