2018 Survey on Graduation Requirements
KCAE Purpose Flyer
Kentucky State Budget
Assessment and Accountability System
Senate Bill 1, 2017
Senate Bill 1, 2016
SB1–2016 KCAE Analysis — Initial Response
Title IV Part A funding
Title IV Part A federal funding, which comes to the school district, may be applied to support aspects of music and arts programs if decisions are made at the school district level that point the funds that way.
NAfME has released an expanded and updated Title IV-A Toolkit, featuring answers to questions they have received, as well as examples from across the country on how Title IV-A funds have been used to support music and arts education.. They have also created a blog to help promote the toolkit and explain how it can support music educators within their school districts and as advocates at the state level.
More background and details are here: https://nafme.org/nafme-unveils-title-iv-a-toolkit/
For some ideas, see https://drive.google.com/open?id=1f3XdvGgJKKMNAEplk3q_gKMAoW3rjVEV
Special Report that highlights the ways that states and districts can engage the arts in the ongoing work of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Designed to continue growing as ESSA implementation proceeds, this report currently contains chapters exploring the opportunities for arts education within the following topics: Accountability, Assessments, Stakeholder Engagement, State Plans, Tiers of Evidence, Title I, Well-Rounded Education and Title IV.
Other resources are here: https://nafme.org/advocacy/essa/
How Pennsylvania Schools Used Federal Title IV Money for Music Education
How To Use Federal Title IV For Your Music Program
From Arts Education Partnership
Current Info Related to Advocacy
Legislator Survey Results, Fall 2008
KMEA Input to KDE Task Force on Assessment, Oct. 14, 2008
KMEA Interchange with Ky. Board of Education, 2010
KMEA Letter to the Ky. Board of Education, 12/06/2010
Ky. Coalition for Arts Education Introduction to the KBE
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday’s Keynote Address at 2011 KMEA Conference
Music Advocacy Tools
KMEA Guide to Performances of School Music Groups in Secondary Schools
KMEA Advocacy Handbook (2003)
SAT correlations with music study
Grassroots advocacy guide booklet – printable brochure; customize with organization name and contact information.
Arts Education Showcase
Research Posters – Printable fliers to promote music education benefits.
Arts in the schools – More information about music and arts education.
What research is telling us – PowerPoint presentation for meetings
The advocate’s plan – PowerPoint presentation for meetings
PSAs – Six 30-second spots addressing the impact of quality music education. Not for broadcast.
Media communications templates
Community letter template
Community Contact forms – A tool to help with local coalition’s record-keeping.
Email sign up forms – A tool to help with local coalition’s record-keeping.
Glossary of educational terms
Above information provided by NAMM and MENC on supportmusic.com.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Advocacy Guide
Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement
Education Commission of the States: Mapping Opportunities for the Arts
Governor’s Commission on the Arts in Education: Findings and Recommendations
Guide to Building a Music ProgramThird Space: When Learning Matters
Ohio Music Education Association Advocacy Page
NAMM Support Music Coalition
Americans for the Arts
The Arts Education Partnership
President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
ArtsEdge, a program of the Kennedy Center
Music for All Foundation
Project Vote Smart
Arts Education Partnership
Opportunity to Learn standards for music: https://nafme.org/my-classroom/standards/opportunity-to-learn-standards-for-music-instruction-grades-prek-12/ Scroll down to STANDARDS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL/ Facilities.
Wenger Planning Guide is here: https://www.wengercorp.com/Construct/docs/Wenger%20Planning%20Guide.pdf. See especially page 7, “The Four Critical Factors,” and page 10, “Cubic Volume.” See also page 49, “The Case for Space.”
Music teachers should take the Wenger guide and go to school on it. Read it, absorb it, and take notes. You can give it to your principal but he/she will not read it. You can give it to your architect but he/she will not read it. Only if you read it and become an expert will you have the facts in your mind to serve you during any upcoming conversation.