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    An Argument for Music Education

    “The Argument for Music Education: musicians’ brains show striking benefits” from American Scientist, research from by Dr. Nina Kraus, neuroscientist – Northwestern University
  • Fall Guidance for Music Education

    Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education

    Created by NAMM partners, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education document provides practical guidance for PreK-12 schools as administrators and music educators seek to provide meaningful music instruction for students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Distant Learning

    State and School Districts' Reopening Plans: A Snapshot

    Education leaders in the United States are making decisions about how to reopen schools this fall during the coronavirus pandemic. The NAMM Foundation and Education Week are tracking reopening plans.

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