education policy

DeVos Confirmation Hearing Postponed

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Confirmation Hearing for President-Elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has been postponed until January 17th at 5pm.   The hearing…

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The Opening of the 115th Congress

The 115th Congress is officially underway as lawmakers kick-started the new Congress on January 3, 2017, at noon.  Under its rules, the House of Representatives cannot constitute itself until it…

music education

A New Year’s Vision for Music Education

A New Year’s Vision for Music Education  By Mike Blakeslee, NAfME CEO & Executive Director   The New Year is a traditional time for making resolutions to be, somehow, better…

education policy

New Year, New Rules for ESSA

What States Must Do in the New Year to Create Their Accountability System and Plan for ESSA Implementation   As we head into 2017, the U.S. Department of Education has…

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What Could State Election Results Mean for ESSA?

What State Election Results Might Mean for Music Education In a recent blog post, we discussed potential ramifications of education policy as it relates to the 2016 federal elections. While…