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DeVos Hearing Fails to Address Nominee’s Views on Well-Rounded Education

The Senate HELP Committee’s confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for US Secretary of Education, went forward Tuesday evening despite objections from Democrats, who are concerned that the Office of Government Ethics has not finished its review of DeVos’ vast wealth and financial investments. The confirmation hearing left music education advocates with more questions than answers as very little was discussed with regard to the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   ESSA Implementation and Music Education   NAfME staff attended the hearing and offered…

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A Noble and Important Profession: Music Educator Award™ Finalist Keith Hancock

A Noble and Important Profession Music Educator Award™ Finalist Keith Hancock   The GRAMMY Foundation® and The Recording Academy® have just chosen 10 finalists for the 2017 Music Educator AwardTM. The award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in schools. Nine out of the 10 finalists are NAfME members, as was last year’s ultimate winner, Phillip…

DeVos Confirmation Hearing Tuesday, January 17th at 5pm

Pursuant to its “advice and consent” powers granted in Article II of the US Constitution, the Senate will hold its confirmation hearing on President-Elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.  The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will hold the hearing this Tuesday, January 17th at 5PM in room 430 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.  The Senate HELP Committee will stream the hearing live at: http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/nomination-of-betsy-devos-to-serve-as-secretary-of-education You Tube and C-SPAN will also stream the event live. Additionally, cable news channels have been televising portions…

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