Advocacy Update: CTE Elementary Arts Credential (AB 2437)

Hello CMEA Membership: Governor Newsom has signed the 2024-25 state budget and related legislation is making its way through appropriation committees and hearings. We are very happy to share that CMEA led the way in lobbying, coordinating opposition/support campaigns, and were ultimately successful in removing the California CTE/Elementary arts supplementary authorization in the Governor’s omnibus […]

CTE Elementary Arts Credential: AB 2437

The CMEA Executive board has been following the Governor’s Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill: AB 2473: Career Technical Education (CTE) Elementary Authorization with a Concentration in the arts. This would require the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue a new, CTE Elementary authorization in the arts. You can click here to read the full language of the […]

NAfME Celebrates 50th Anniversary of NASPAAM with Resolution

On June 22, 2022, NAfME President Scott R. Sheehan announced at the 2022 National Leadership Assembly in Reston, Virginia, that NAfME would formally recognize the 50th anniversary of the National Association for the Study and Performance of African American Music (NASPAAM) with a resolution celebrating the milestone. Present at the announcement were NASPAAM president Marsha […]