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Music Education Policy Roundup – February 8, 2021

NAfME News Virtual Hill Month Orientation - Preparing for March 2021 We hope you will all join us for our Orientation Webinar for this year’s Virtual Hill Month! The webinar will be held on Feb 10, 2021 at 07:00 PM Eastern time and cover how to...

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SMTE Symposium 2021 Will Be Held Virtually

After months of planning and investigating options, SMTE must now announce that our 2021 Symposium on Music Teacher Education will be held in an online/virtual format on September 16-18, 2021. The SMTE Board carefully considered many options for...

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Music Education Policy Roundup – January 29, 2021

NAfME News NAfME Blog- Governors’ Budget Proposals In our first analysis of the legislative session, NAfME Policy staff identifies a positive trend in governors’ budget proposals for the coming fiscal year. These proposals are meant to outline an...

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Music Education Policy Roundup – January 15, 2021

State and Federal News ID- Five education issues to watch during the 2021 session 1/7/2021- ‘Idaho’s biggest, wildest political season is almost here and the stakes and uncertainty are as high as ever.’ MI- Why $1.7 billion in COVID school aid...

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Music Education Policy Roundup – January 11, 2021

State and Federal News State Legislatures Face a Session Like No Other 1/4/2021- ‘Around the country, legislative leaders are still scrambling to figure out the safest way to meet in person. At least a half-dozen legislators have died from...

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Music Education Policy Roundup – December 18, 2020

State & National News If Teachers Get the Vaccine Quickly, Can Students Get Back to School? 12/15/2020- ‘Teachers’ unions largely support plans to put educators near the front of the line, but given availability and logistics, that might not be...

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Music Education Policy Roundup – December 14, 2020

State & National News NH- State's education funding commission report calls for reform 12/1/2020- ‘The state’s Commission to Study School Funding released its final report Tuesday, calling for changes that would allow unused education property...

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Music Education Policy Roundup – December 6, 2020

State & National News Idaho State Board of Education approves rules on attendance, teacher certification 11/23/2020- ‘Board members took up four pending rules that will be submitted to the Idaho Legislature when next year's session begins in...

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Music Education Policy Roundup – November 23, 2020

State & National News CA- Defeat of Prop. 15 to raise commercial property taxes denies schools more revenue 11/11/2020- ‘Voters have rejected a large tax increase on commercial properties, depriving schools of what could have been a significant...

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