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Congress Passes Short-Term Funding Extension for FY17

On April 28, both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate voted and passed a short-term funding extension, which keeps the federal government operating for another week and delays the potential of a government shutdown. The short-term spending bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), is the third CR used in FY 2017, and extends the current fiscal deadline to Friday, May 5.  Recap and Next Week’s To-Do Negotiations for a long-term agreement between both parties and the Administration originally fell short of the April 28 deadline, due to last-minute…

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NAfME Analysis on the NAEP Arts Assessment

The NAEP Arts Assessment has been given to a sample of U.S. students on average every 8-10 years, going as far back as the 1970s. The current NAEP uses a framework first designed for the 1997 NAEP Arts Assessment and based on the artistic processes of Creating, Performing and Responding. These same artistic processes have become the foundation for the new set of voluntary national arts standards, the National Core Arts Standards released in June 2014.   On a scale of 0-300 points, students scored on average of 147 on…

T-E-A-C-H: The ABCs of Our Chosen Profession, Teaching

T-E-A-C-H: The ABCs of Our Chosen Profession, Teaching By NAfME Member Audrey Carballo     In education, there’s an acronym for everything: NCLB, ELL, SAT, ESE, FTE—you name it, they’ll make an acronym out of it. If you’ve been around as long as I have, you’ll see different acronyms for the exact same thing. It’s like a new paint job on the same old car. As I was thinking about what to write this month, I thought a great deal about the word we live by each and every day:… vgajic