Music Education Policy Roundup – February 9, 2020

State News

WV- Senate passes bill to give students college, wage data

1/27/2020- ‘West Virginia students may soon get detailed reports on college costs and in-demand jobs under a bill passed Monday by the Senate.’

Washington, Iowa show ways Oregon potentially could graduate thousands more students

1/26/2020- ‘In the latest state data released by the state Department of Education this week, Oregon recorded its highest ever graduation rate with 80% of students across the state graduating in four years.’

AL- Literacy education, mental health services big requests in 2021 budget

1/23/2020- ‘More funding for early literacy efforts and mental health services were among the Alabama State Department of Education’s requests in the state’s 2021 education budget.’

MS Gov. Tate Reeves signs law to cover gap in teacher pay

1/25/2020- ‘Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed his first bill into law: a measure to ensure that teachers receive the full pay raise they were promised this school year.’

Ohio’s voucher explosion would halt under new compromise, but more would still go to middle-class families

1/27/2020- ‘Ohio’s controversial voucher expansion will be put on hold for at least two years, under a much-anticipated proposal due to go to vote in the Ohio Senate Tuesday.’


Research and Analysis

National Endowment for the Arts Releases Latest Survey of Public Participation in the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts today released the full results from the nation’s largest, most representative survey of adult participation in the arts.

How States Allocate Funding for Rural Schools

All states have rural districts and schools and must contend with barriers that prevent equitable and adequate education for all. In fact, in 23 states, more than 20% of students attend a rural school.

Measuring Up To The Model: A Ranking Of State Public Charter School Laws, 2020

Our 2020 charter school law rankings are the first rankings to reflect the impact of the 2018 election cycle. States like California and Illinois, where previous governors supported charter-friendly policies, elected officials who allowed charter opponents to make headway on anti-charter-policies.

Music Education Policy Roundup compiled by NAfME’s Matt Barusch.