Beachwood Named Among Best Communities for Music Education

Beachwood City Schools - for the fourth consecutive year - has been selected among the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation, resulting from its 12th annual “Best Communities for Music Education” survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment to and support of music education in schools.

The 172 school districts named by the NAMM Foundation demonstrate an unwavering commitment to providing music education for their students. This year's roster represents schools and school districts in 32 states.

The 2011 survey, available to all districts nationwide, was conducted between Jan. 14 and March 14, 2011. This year, teachers and school district administrators, representing 279 communities across the country, participated in the web-based survey. The districts were measured across curricular and programmatic criteria as well as public support of their music programs. The survey was developed and administered by The Institute for Educational Research and Public Service, an affiliate of the University of Kansas.

Each school receiving the “Best Communities” designation scored in the 80th percentile or higher in the survey’s grading process. Participants in the survey answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and other relevant factors in their communities’ music education programs. The responses were verified with district officials, and advisory organizations reviewed the data.

Click here to view the complete list of Best Communities for Music Education.

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