Advocacy

Title IV, Part A Coalition Update

Dear Roundtable friends, As of yesterday (September 27th, 2016), the Title IV, Part A Coalition has sent an updated letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee chairs advocating for full funding for the block grant.  Thank you to each and every one of your organizations for signing…

Call for Proposals: International Kodály Symposium 2017

International Kodály Symposium 2017 Augustana Campus, University of Alberta Camrose, Alberta Canada August 8-13, 2017 hosted by the Kodály Society of Canada ~ Alberta Kodály Association under the auspices of the International Kodály Society Call for Paper, Poster and Workshop Presentations “Singing the Circle: Kodály-Inspired Music Education from…

Roundtable Alert: Rep. Hastings Releases Military Bands Letter

Yesterday, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL-20) sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense, urging them to preclude language that curtails military music ensembles from the final Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill.  This letter is a direct response…

Action Alert: Support Music Education and Send a Letter to Congress!

The President’s signing of the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) last December marked an historic step forward for students across the nation. Music’s enumeration as part of a “Well-Rounded Education” now provides numerous opportunities to provide all students, regardless of circumstance, with a high-quality music education.    However,…

Roundtable Alert: Take Action for Title IV Funding!

Dear Roundtable friends, Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 13), the House Appropriations Committee will markup its version of the FY2017 Labor-HHS-Education bill at 10:00 AM.  For those interested, you can tune in via webcast here. To coincide with the markup, NAfME has begun its grassroots advocacy push for Title IV,…

SPECIAL BULLETIN: OAKE ON DIVERSITY

May 17, 2016 Hello OAKE Members! OAKE is an organization united to bring people together in the community of song. We are proud of our diversity and our continued demonstration of support for each other, both professionally and personally. Many of us teach in urban school districts and…

TAKE ACTION! Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Dear Roundtable friends! Yesterday, Monday November 30th, the conference committee on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) released final bill language for their compromise proposal, the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA).  We are very encouraged by provisions in the bill that are highly supportive…