State and Federal Advocacy Resources for Teachers

Access links to downloadable videos and documents that will assist you in conducting proactive advocacy campaigns and crisis management for your program.  

NAfME Advocacy for All: A Guide to Member Resources – An outstanding resource that includes links to printable flyers as well as a searchable database containing facts, statistics, research, and anecdotes to help you “build a case” for your music program. Useful for presentations, speeches, and other communications with school board members, administrators, and legislators.

The Kennedy Center‘s FREE Digital Resource (Arts Days) for teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts.  Download the mobile app now!

Arts Days

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) reviewed an extensive body of research to identify high quality, evidence-based studies that document student learning outcomes associated with an education in and through music.


 Advocacy Guides     Includes information for parents and booster organizations! 

General Advocacy Resources     

Media Resources

Public Policy Newsroom

Advocacy Bulletin

Broader Minded Resources

The Dana Foundation (The Dana Consortium Report on Arts and Cognition) has put out a report on Learning, Arts, and the Brain.  Click here for document.


Music Makes You Smarter            Music Makes You Strong