Music Education Policy Roundup – January 3, 2020

National News

What the $1.4 trillion budget deal has in store for education

12/19/2019- The $1.4 trillion budget deal approved Thursday by Congress boosts spending on early-childhood education and college access and affordability programs, rejecting deep cuts proposed in the President’s budget.


State News

States across the country plan ambitious legislative agendas for 2020

1/1/2020- ‘State legislatures are crafting ambitious plans for legislative sessions in 2020, even though many have only a few months to tackle the contentious issues confronting them.’

VA- Northam proposes $1.2B investment in K-12 education

12/16/2019- ‘Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed budget includes a $1.2 billion investment in K-12 education, he announced Monday.’

‘Grow Your Own’ aims to address Montana teacher shortage

12/29/2019- ‘A new “Grow Your Own” strategy has high schools partnering with colleges throughout Montana to train uncertified prospective teachers recruited by school districts to fill open positions.’

NH- Bill would require schools to have climate change lessons

12/30/2019- ‘A bill up for consideration before the New Hampshire Legislature in 2020 would require school districts to offer lessons on climate change.’


Research and Analysis

What Should Teachers Need to Do to Transfer Their License to a New State?

It can be a jumble of red tape when a teacher moves states. The process of transferring a teaching license can feel bureaucratic, time-consuming, and overly complicated.

Policy Roundup is compiled by NAfME’s Matt Barusch.