NAfME Reacts to President Trump’s FY19 Budget Proposal

NAfME Reacts to President Trump’s FY19 Budget Proposal The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is profoundly disappointed in the Trump Administration’s budget proposal for FY 2019.  The proposed budget…

Congressional Leaders Reach Two Year Budget Deal

Update (2/9/2018): After shutting down for five and a half hours, Congress passed their budget agreement early Friday morning.  The agreement not only lifts the sequester caps, as mentioned below,…

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…

Advocacy Webinar – ESSA at the Local Level

Join NAfME’s public policy team on Tuesday, December 5th, at 7:00 PM for our Quarterly Advocacy Webinar! The music community most closely associates the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, or…

Budget, Tax Reform, & Reconciliation?

The budgetary cycle for FY 2018 has traveled a difficult and confusing path, but on Thursday, October 26, after a close vote of 216-212, the House of Representatives adopted the…

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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…