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Massachusetts MEA Urges Members to Act to Veto Instrument Sterilization Bill

Posted by shannonk on Monday, January 5, 2015

In a last-minute legislative session on December 31, the Massachusetts Senate passed House Bill H 4384 relative to musical instrument sterilization. The bill is now on the Governor’s desk.  Governor Patrick has 10 days in which to sign or not sign this bill. … Read More »

Education Committee Members Commission GAO Report on NCLB

Posted by shannonk on Thursday, August 14, 2014

This week, Senator Lamar Alexander and Representative John Kline requested in a letter to the Government Accountability Office on Tuesday that the agency study the current waiver policy for No Child Left Behind.  Senator Alexander is the senior Republican member … Read More »

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Mediocrity—It’s All in the Numbers

Posted by catherinah on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Two stories trending this month with unlikely parallel comparisons are Atlanta’s middle school cheating scandal, and the Comcast customer service debacle recorded for all to hear. Avoiding news of the latter would be quite a feat. Tech journalist Ryan Block … Read More »

National Endowment for the Arts Funding Cuts Restored

Posted by catherinah on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

This is an update to the news posted below last week about proposed NEA funding cuts. On Tuesday, July 15, House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee chairman Rep. Ken Calvert (CA) returned to the committee with changes to the bill including a … Read More »

Music Teachers Recognized by the NEA

Posted by Alexandra Eaton on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The National Education Association has honored Jessica Fitzwater, an Oakdale Elementary School music teacher from Frederick, Maryland, as the 2014 Political Activist of the Year. Thousands of fellow NEA members voted for Jessica because of her active support of public … Read More »