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…

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NAfME Public Policy Wish List

NAfME Public Policy Wish List As we look forward to 2021, NAfME’s federal public policy wish list details legislative and administrative actions that would benefit music education in the coming…

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…

‘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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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…