DeVos Testifies on the Hill

DeVos Testifies on the Hill  On May 22nd, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos found herself defending the Trump Administration’s education priorities on Capitol Hill. She faced criticism from House Democrats on…

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…

DeVos Confirmation Hearing Postponed

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Confirmation Hearing for President-Elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has been postponed until January 17th at 5pm.   The hearing…