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Los Angeles Unified School District Reverses Decision to Cut Orchestra

Posted by catherinah on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earlier this year, the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) board members presented a draft arts budget that would have cut full-year music and arts programs to half-year programs. The proposal would also have spread the district’s 32 instrumental music teachers … Read More »

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 »