Music Education & Final State ESSA Plans

How Does Music Education Fare in the Final Round of State ESSA Plan Submissions? In May, NAfME published an analysis of how music and arts education fared within the first…

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ESSA State plans – 1 week to go!

ESSA State plans – 1 week to go! On Monday, September 18, 2017, states that have not submitted their ESSA State Plans for review by the U.S. Department of Education…

Model ESSA State Plan: Louisiana

Louisiana’s accepted ESSA Plan highlights music and arts, including as part of Louisiana’s accountability system On Tuesday, August 15, the U.S. Department of Education approved Louisiana’s ESSA Plan. This plan…

Obama Era Education Regulations Repealed by Congress

The Senate passed two resolutions last week that, with the president’s signature, have repealed Obama administration regulations: NAfME at Forefront in Support for Repeal of Teacher Prep Rules The first…

What Could State Election Results Mean for ESSA?

What State Election Results Might Mean for Music Education In a recent blog post, we discussed potential ramifications of education policy as it relates to the 2016 federal elections. While…

The Era of ESSA begins… sort of

Monday, August 1st marked the end of No Child Left Behind as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became the major K-12 federal education law of the land. NCLB isn’t…