NCMEA Strategic Direction
Inform, engage, and activate the public, policymakers and educational leaders to promote and support music as an integral and core component of a comprehensive and balanced education accessible to all students.
Read our official Advocacy Position statement here.
2019 Legislative Session
- November 22, 2019 – The Legislature Adjourned November 15
- July 1, 2019 – The General Assembly’s Budget Summary
- June 10, 2019 – The Senate’s Proposed Education Budget
- May 12, 2019
Music In Our Schools Month 2019 Proclamations
- North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper proclaims Music In Our Schools Month
- North Carolina State Board of Education Proclamation in support of Arts In Our Schools Month
- NAfME’s Advocacy Page for Music In Our Schools Month
NCMEA Music Educators Advocacy Toolkit – (Updated 12/3/19)
After years of stalled negotiations and Congressional stalemates, Congress has put No Child Left Behind away for good and passed by an overwhelming majority a new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. ESSA’s passage is an historic victory for music education advocates, because it includes for the first time a specific and separate mention of music as a part of a ‘well-rounded education.’ More information can be found at NAfME’s ESSA page.
To learn more about how ESSA funding works see NAfME’s Title IV, Part A Toolkit and get answers to frequently asked questions.
This document briefly explains the current situation regarding ESSA, SSAE (Title IV, Part A), the funding distribution for LEA’s & next steps for NCMEA members.
- What You Need to Know – A guide for becoming an effective advocate for music education
- Archive of NCMEA Position Statements and Legislative Updates