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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 »

House Republicans Select New Majority Leader

Posted by catherinah on Friday, June 20, 2014

On June 19, House Republicans selected Representative Kevin McCarthy of California’s 23rd congressional district as their new majority leader (beginning July 31st).  McCarthy will replace ousted majority leader Eric Cantor, of Virginia’s 7th congressional district.  McCarthy defeated Representative Raul Labrador … Read More »

“Music Education Powers STEAM” Briefing on June 26

Posted by catherinah on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On Thursday, June 26, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) will lead a Congressional briefing titled “Music Education Powers STEAM: The Broader Minded Role of Music in Preparing a 21st-Century Workforce.” The briefing will be held in Room 340 … Read More »