2014 National In-Service Conference

Oct 26, 2014 – Oct 29, 2014

This October, we are heading back to Music City for our 2nd Annual NAfME National In-Service Conference. If you joined us last year, you know that this was a fun.

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Education Committee Members Commission GAO Report on NCLB

This week, Senator Lamar Alexander and Representative John Kline requested in a letter to the Government Accountability Office on Tuesday that the agency study the current waiver policy for No Child Left Behind.  Senator Alexander is the senior Republican member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Rep. Kline is chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee. The letter argues that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan began issuing waivers without direct authorization from Congress, and that lawmakers have not been adequately updated on the effects…

Inside New Jersey Magazine Adds Arts Education to Identify the Top High Schools in New Jersey

Inside New Jersey Magazine Adds Arts Education to Identify the Top High Schools in New Jersey Inclusion of arts education in rankings another first for the state Trenton, NJ – Following the inclusion of the arts in New Jersey’s School Performance Reports release by the State Department of Education, Inside New Jersey Magazine has included the arts as one of their criteria used to rank the best high schools across the state. This is the first time the arts have been used as a qualitative measure of high schools across the state…

The California Music Educators Association Offers a Position Statement on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Education

As Californians, we task our children to be career-ready innovators capable of creating a future that will sustain the largest and most innovative economy in the Nation. Our educational system also values educating our young people so that they become lifelong learners and citizens who actively participate in our democracy. Training in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM subjects) are key to producing the next generation of problem solvers in California. However, while these technical skills are important, they do not address other traits that employers are seeking. The ability…