Beachwood Earns 8th Straight Music Education Award

March 16, 2015 - Beachwood City Schools - for the eighth consecutive year - has been selected among the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. Only 388 school districts in 46 states earned this designation. Now in its 16th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment to and support of music education in schools.

"Ensuring that every child has access to music in schools requires commitment by students, teachers, and those who determine school budgets,” said Mary Luehrsen, executive director of the NAMM Foundation. “We commend the districts and schools that have earned the Best Community designation this year. They join with so many that believe as we do that there is a vital link between do-rei-me and the ABCs.”

The BCME program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards, and access to music instruction. Researchers at the Center for Public Partnerships & Research, Kansas (an affiliate of the University of Kansas) led the data review.

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

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