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Through social media posts, MMEA became aware of the concerning situation regarding the Connecticut Music Educators Association 2021 All-State Choir Project. We are happy to see that the CMEA Executive Board has released the video in its original format and applaud their efforts towards greater transparency and their dedication to learning from this experience.

We affirm that Black Lives Matter and those lives are deserving of dignity. Our affirmation is a message to our members, colleagues, and students from historically marginalized communities that our organization is a space

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August 11, 2021

The future of Arts Education in our public schools is at a critical point in time. We know that when arts education thrives and is alive throughout the Commonwealth, students, families and communities benefit. Arts classes provide students a safe space to express themselves creatively, allow them to make personal connections that last a lifetime, and help them grow in all five of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies. Parents come together to celebrate student artists’ performances and gallery exhibitions.

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From the NAfME Policy Team:
"Under Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, the U.S. Department of Education is seeking best practices from educators teaching during the pandemic. These practices will be shared in a "Best Practices Clearinghouse" that focuses on ways to engage all students whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person. NAMM, NAfME, and NFHS recorded this webinar to walk music educators through the process of sharing their ideas and created a template to make it easy to submit best practices to the Department. NAfME encourages as many great ideas from music educators as

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March 30, 2021

CDC's recently released updated guidelines for their "Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools."

NAfME's statement regarding the updated CDC guidelines.

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Michael LaCava
Interim Executive Director
PO Box 920004
Needham, MA 02492