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Let Your Voice Be Heard - contact your government officials
Nebraska representatives in Congress: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
You'll be directed to your Congressional representatives' websites.
The official site of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature: https://nebraskalegislature.gov
You'll find your State Senator, calendar of events, bills, session information, information for teachers, live streaming of the legislature, and more.
Advocacy/ESSA Webinar Now Available
On December 3, 2016 Lynn Tuttle, Director of Content and Policy for NAfME, presented a Workshop/Webinar entitled Legislation 101-Advocating for Your Music Programs in Nebraska. This Workshop/Webinar, was the kickoff to our efforts and planning to reach educators and administrators in the schools as well as State Senators starting in January. You may access a YouTube video of the webinar HERE.
New ESSA Information!
Important Information for key stakeholders in: 1. Fine Arts Education, 2. High Ability Learning, 3. Twice Exceptional Learners, 4. Needs of ALL students in Nebraska.
Nebraska Department of Education ESSA Information:
"It is to our benefit to be our own best advocates as federal monies have been set aside to directly help us in ALL fine arts areas, high-ability learning, and professional development. Please read the time line carefully. Please think how best ESSA funds will serve our precious Nebraska learners. Please take advantage of the opportunity for input (see above for email)." - Debbie DeFrain, Nebraska Department of Education
NMEA Advocacy Committee