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Missouri MEA Holds Successful First Advocacy Day

Posted by catherinah on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

At the end of Music in Our Schools Month, on March 25, the Missouri Music Educators Association held its very first Advocacy Day. Gary Brandes, president of the Missouri MEA, reported that: Advocates had appointments with 14 state representatives and … Read More »

House Introduces Two Bipartisan Education Bills

Posted by shannonk on Friday, April 11, 2014

This past week, the House Education and Workforce Committee approved two bipartisan education bills, one addressing charter schools and the other addressing research. The first bill, titled the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charters Act, passed easily by a vote … Read More »

Professional Development for Arts Educators Grant Competition

Posted by catherinah on Thursday, April 10, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education announced new FY 2014 grant awards for the Professional Development for Arts Educators program on March 18, 2014 in the Federal Register. The deadline for the notice of intent to apply for an FY14 PDAE … Read More »

NAfME Joins Over 100 Education Groups in Opposing Ryan Budget

Posted by catherinah on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Update from CEF: “The House just passed the Ryan budget by a vote of 219-205.  All Democrats voted no as did 12 Republicans. The House earlier today rejected the Van Hollen Democratic substitute by a vote of 163-261, with 31 … Read More »

Paul Ryan Releases His Budget, Cuts Education Funding by $149 billion for 2015

Posted by alexandrae on Sunday, April 6, 2014

Congressman Paul Ryan has released his version of the federal budget for 2015-2025, a plan that would seek to cut government spending by 5.1 trillion dollars and balance the budget in ten years. The mandatory funding for Pell Grants, subsidized … Read More »