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With the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), MMEA & NAfME are part of numerous meetings, webinars & updates as it moves through the Dept. of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.  The negotiated rulemaking process brings together Federal, State, and Local administrators, teachers, principals, tribal leaders, and civil rights and business community stakeholders to draft and improve the substance of ESSA’s regulations. Members of the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) policy team are attending these meetings as observers, and are also submitting written comments as part of this process.  The final committee meeting will be held later today.  NAfME will continue to closely monitor the work of the neg-reg committee, and stands by to contribute additional input, if the process allows.

MMEA leaders continue to serve on the NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force (ALF), a collection of state leaders from across the country committed to advancing music education advocacy & policy initiatives.  We have attended numerous webinars about the new ESSA legislation, and recently attended an online advocacy discussion hosted by Lynn Tuttle, former Director of Arts Education at the Arizona Department of Education.  We will continue to learn as much as we can about this new legislation, & how it impacts your daily work, and look forward to sharing further details with you as they become available.

 

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