President Biden Unveils First Budget Request

On Friday the Biden administration released its Budget Request for the federal government for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), which runs October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. This non-binding document…

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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…

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…

‘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…

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NAfME Endorses Sen. Tester’s GAAME Act of 2018

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is pleased to announce our endorsement of Senator Jon Tester’s (D-MT) Guarantee Access to Arts and Music Education (GAAME) Act (S. 3391), which…