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National Policy Review Finds that K-12 Teacher Evaluation is Broader than Test Scores

November 16, 2013

Teacher evaluation systems today are more refined and useful for improving teachers’ skills and connecting teachers to student achievement than past models, a new national report that examines states’ teacher evaluation policies by the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Center for Public Education (CPE) finds.

The 2014 ‘Best Communities for Music Education’ Survey

The NAMM Foundation’s 15th annual Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey is now open for participation by school districts and schools across the country.

Douglas Lowry Steps Down as Eastman Dean

October 16, 2013

Douglas Lowry, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, has resigned for health reasons.

NAfME National In-Service Conference Heads to Nashville Oct. 27-30, 2013

Thousands of music teachers, administrators, and students will come together in Nashville to attend the 2013 National In-Service Conference of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

School Life Quality Improved by Music Lessons, Study Finds

According to a new study in Music Education Research, student satisfaction in ten Finnish schools increased significantly for students taking regular music classes.

Semifinalists Announced for Inaugural Recording Academy Music Educator Award

A total of 25 music teachers from 24 cities across 15 states have been announced as semifinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.

Dodge Foundation Gives $2.3m to NJ Arts Programs

September 10, 2013

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has approved 63 grants worth $2.3 million to arts and arts education organizations, the majority of its latest round of awards.

NAfME Presents Country Star Sarah Darling with ‘Stand for Music’ Award

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has named country artist Sarah Darling as a recipient of its “Stand for Music” Award, in recognition of her dedication to and support of music education.

House Passes National “Student Success Act”

On July 19, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 5, the “Student Success Act,” which passed by a largely partisan vote of 221–207. The legislation seeks to drastically reduce the “federal footprint” for education policy, striking down many key provisions of No Child Left Behind and also eliminating several signature education programs introduced by the Obama administration. The vote followed two days of debate.

Berklee Teams with SNHU to Offer Online Music Business MBA

Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) College of Online and Continuing Education will offer the nation’s first fully online MBA in music business in conjunction with Berklee Online, Berklee College of Music’s online extension school.

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