• President Barack Obama signed into law the passage of ESSA in 2015!
  • Fixes Problems with the old NCLB law.
  • Provides students with access to a well-rounded education.
  • Provides flexibility in Title 1 funds---and state/district decision making---to support a well-rounded education, including music
  • Allows funds to support professional development for music educators
  • Allows states to choose multiple measures to show progress in schools, such as student and parental engagement and schools culture/climate.
  • Consolidates current programs into new formula block grants to school districts where at least 20% of funds MUST be used to support well-rounded programs, including music.