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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How Technology Is Being Used In Music Classrooms

Even though I’m not a music teacher (nor have I ever been, or will I be), I tend to find technology in music classrooms to be some of the most exciting ways that technology is being put to use in classrooms overall. While there’s lots of time-saving-efficient-cool-useful stuff happening in all types of classrooms, there’s something particularly awesome about making music and integrating some awesome digital technologies into the process. There are a million and one ways to use aniPad or other tablet in your music classroom, but it definitely doesn’t stop…

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…