Why We Need Music in Our Schools… and How to Make Our Case.

About 35-40,000 years ago, humans began carving flutes out of bone.  Could it have been a means of communication or were the flutes simply used to entertain?  Most likely we’ll never know the answer but, curiously, humans were also painting the walls of caves.  Why would these early visual and auditory expressions be part of … Continue reading

NAfME Unveils Title IV-A Toolkit & FAQ!

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has released its brand-new Title IV-A Toolkit! This resource contains every bit of information you need to know about the Title IV, Part A block grant. To access the toolkit, click here or visit our Everything ESSA page. What is Title IV-A? Title IV-A is also known as … Continue reading

ESSA Approved! #MusicStandsAlone

In December 2015, the United States Senate passed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) [S. 1177] by a final vote count of 85 to 12, and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was reauthorized. With the President’s signature, hopefully in the days to come, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) will be no more. Here … Continue reading

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