Survey Deadline Extended!
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the deadline to fill out the 2020 survey for Title IV-A usage in your state has been extended until May 1. This information is critical for NAfME and the NAMM Foundation, so please circulate it to your colleagues, and/or complete it if you know where Title IV-A dollars have been spent in your district.
State & National News
4/14/2020- ‘Report comes as White House and states continue to battle over how to address economic fallout’
4/3/2020- ‘Gov. Steve Sisolak is asking state agencies to identify “potential areas for reductions” in their budgets — with up to $687 million in possible cuts over the next two years — as the state deals with an expected financial crunch created by the coronavirus crisis.’
4/11/2020- ‘The concert will feature performances by seven individual high school choirs. In addition, there will be combined performances featuring mass choirs from middle and high schools and the All-City Elementary Choir.’
4/9/2020- ‘Education leaders are already bracing for a worse “summer slide” this year for students whose schools were shut down to curb the spread of coronavirus. But new research suggests the so-called coronavirus or “COVID slide” is going to be significantly worse.’
4/14/2020- ‘Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that close to $3 billion is being made available to governors to “ensure education continues for students of all ages impacted by the coronavirus national emergency.”
4/13/2020- ‘Milwaukee voters overwhelmingly approved an $87 million referendum to support their public schools, according to election results Monday.’
4/16/2020- ‘Staring down a projected $7.4 billion gap in tax revenues as the coronavirus ravages New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday proposed a budget with roughly $827 million in cost saving measures to the education department through next fiscal year.’
Research and Analysis
Enrollment of underrepresented minorities at public universities has not kept pace with demographic trends in states that have banned affirmative action, a new study finds.
Music Education Policy Roundup compiled by NAfME’s Matt Barusch.