The deadline is January 17, 2014 for teachers, parents, school administrators, and board members to complete the 2014 Best Communities for Music Education Survey online. It is the fifteenth year for the survey, which publicly acknowledges schools and districts across the United States for their commitment to and support for music education in schools. In 2013, 373 communities were recognized, including 307 school districts and 66 schools. Results of the current survey will be made public in spring 2014. The survey is administered by the Institute for Educational Research and Public Service, which is affiliated with the University of Kansas. Metrics are reviewed proportionally, with a community’s music budget, for instance, judged as a proportion of the overall instructional budget, not in absolute dollars. The Best Communities for Music Education is an advocacy program of the NAMM Foundation, a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants. For more information visit the NAMM Foundation.
Posted November 5, 2013