Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Pedro A. Rivera today congratulated 92 Pennsylvania school districts recognized by the NAMM Foundation for their outstanding commitment to music education.
“Pennsylvania continues to be a national leader in advancing strong music programs in its public schools,” said Secretary Rivera. “We’ve accomplished this thanks to the efforts of talented music teachers, supportive school administrators and board members, and an outstanding professional organization, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.”
The Pennsylvania school districts are among 623 throughout the country to receive the NAMM Foundation’s designation for “Best Communities for Music Education,” now in its 20th year.
To qualify for the Best Communities designation, school districts were required to answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, and support for music programs. The NAMM Foundation, in partnership with The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas, verified district responses with school officials prior to making a designation.
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across a lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.
The award recipients include:
|Abington Heights SD||Freeport Area SD||Parkland SD|
|Abington SD||Gettysburg Area SD||Pennridge SD|
|Armstrong SD||Governor Mifflin SD||Pennsbury SD|
|Avonworth SD||Greater Latrobe SD||Perkiomen Valley SD|
|Bald Eagle Area SD||Greensburg Salem SD||Phoenixville Area SD|
|Baldwin-Whitehall SD||SD of Haverford Twp.||Pocono Mountain SD|
|Bangor Area SD||Hollidaysburg Area SD||Pottstown SD|
|Berlin Brothersvalley SD||Kiski Area SD||Quaker Valley SD|
|Bermudian Springs SD||Kutztown Area SD||Red Lion Area SD|
|Big Spring SD||Lewisburg Area SD||SD of Lancaster|
|Boyertown Area SD||Lower Merion SD||SD of Philadelphia|
|Burrell SD||Lower Moreland Township SD||SD of Springfield Township|
|Central Bucks SD||Loyalsock Township SD||Shaler Area SD|
|Central Valley SD||Marple Newtown SD||Souderton Area SD|
|Central York SD||Methacton SD||Southern Lehigh SD|
|Chartiers Valley SD||Mifflin County SD||Spring Grove Area SD|
|Clairton City SD||Montoursville Area SD||Springfield SD|
|Cornwall-Lebanon SD||Moon Area SD||Spring-Ford Area SD|
|Council Rock SD||Moshannon Valley SD||State College Area SD|
|Cumberland Valley SD||Mt. Lebanon SD||Stroudsburg Area SD|
|Delaware Valley SD||Nazareth Area SD||SD of Upper Dublin|
|Derry Township SD||Neshaminy SD||Trinity Area SD|
|Downingtown Area SD||New Hope-Solebury SD||Upper Moreland Township SD|
|DuBois Area SD||Norristown Area SD||Upper St. Clair SD|
|East Allegheny SD||North Allegheny SD||Wallingford-Swarthmore SD|
|East Stroudsburg Area SD||North Hills SD||Warwick SD|
|Ephrata Area SD||North Penn SD||Wayne Highlands SD|
|Exeter Township SD||Northeastern SD||Waynesboro Area SD|
|Fox Chapel Area SD||Norwin SD||West Allegheny SD|
|Franklin Regional SD||Oley Valley SD||West Chester Area SD|
|||Wyomissing Area SD||Williamsport Area SD|
Since taking office, Governor Wolf has made investing in schools and improving education a top priority. Under his leadership, Pennsylvania has increased access to high-quality education to ensure all students, regardless of zip code, are college and career ready.
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