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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…

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…

Election 2020 Recap

With election season wrapping up, NAfME members across the country are considering what the results mean for education. Democrats won the Presidency and the U.S. House of Representatives while control…

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Higher Ed Legislation Moves through Congress

Higher Education Act Reauthorization Since its inception in 1965, the Higher Education Act (HEA) has authorized federal funding for post-secondary education primarily through financial assistance for students. Federal dollars are…

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November 2019 Call to Action

Please join NAfME and the Title IV-A Coalition on November 6, 2019, for a National Day of Action to advocate for full funding of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment…

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…

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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…