Music Education Policy Roundup – August 18, 2019

NAfME News

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National News

How the student loan industry lobbied DeVos to fight state regulations

8/15/19- ‘The Trump administration’s attempts to shield some student loan companies from new state regulations began after the industry waged a furious lobbying campaign, which included the head of student loan giant Navient, emails obtained by POLITICO show.’

State News

Ky. Dept. of Education’s new website recruits new teachers

8/8/19- ‘The Kentucky Department of Education has launched a new campaign and website to recruit and encourage potential teachers.’

School Safety Initiatives Approved By NC House Of Representatives

8/12/19- ‘Legislation establishing new school safety initiatives for public schools in North Carolina was approved by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Parents sue over Nevada’s cap on tax-incentive-funded scholarships

8/15/19- ‘Parents whose children attend private schools on scholarships funded by state tax incentives are suing over a cap on the program imposed during the recent legislative session.’

Central, northern NY schools joining rural education initiative

8/12/19- ‘Several school districts located in rural areas of central and northern New York are participating in a nationally funded program to address and potentially overcome some of the biggest obstacles facing their students.’

New Mexico taps nonprofit leader to carry out school reforms

8/12/19- ‘New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday tapped a Philadelphia-based executive at a nonprofit devoted to improving opportunities for poor, minority students to lead the state’s Public Education Department.’

Research and Analysis

4 new studies bolster the case: More money for schools helps low-income students

8/13/19- ‘Does money matter in education? The answer is increasingly clear.’

NAfME Policy Roundup compiled by Matt Barusch.