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October 24, 2016:
Candidates Respond to Questionnaire
Over 23% of candidates for the Texas Legislature and State Board of Education surveyed completed a questionnaire about the importance of fine arts education. More...

October 28, 2014:
Candidates Respond to Questionnaire
Over 22% of candidates for the Texas Legislature and State Board of Education completed a questionnaire about the importance of fine arts education. More...

May 28, 2013 (UPDATED June 10, 2013):
Significant Gains in Fine Arts Education on the Horizon with Passage of HB 5
HB 5, passed by the Texas House and Senate on May 26 and signed by Gov. Perry on June 10, contains multiple changes that will elevate the status of fine arts education. More...

March 27, 2013:
HB 5 Passes. Pull-Out Limitation Amendment Adopted.
Texas House of Representatives voted to pass HB 5, the omnibus education bill, and they also adopted an amendment that would limit pull-out for remediation. More...

February 21, 2013:
Potential Threat to Fine Arts Requirement Currently Resolved
Read this update on the current legislative session activity as it relates to arts education. At this point the one-credit fine arts graduation requirement for all students has been protected with more flexibility than ever before for students to take additional fine arts courses. More...

October 17, 2012:
Candidates Respond to Questionnaire
Over 28% of candidates for the Texas Legislature and State Board of Education completed a questionnaire about the importance of fine arts education. More...

August 20, 2012:
Preparing for the 83rd Legislative Session
Share this website with friends, family, and colleagues to help them stay updated on pending legislative action that could affect music education opportunities. More...

May 9, 2011:
SB 140 Scheduled for House Committee Hearing
The TAKS pull-out bill is scheduled for a May 10 hearing by the House Public Education Committee. More...

March 18, 2011:
SB 140 Progress, Arts Ed Caucus Launched, and more
The TAKS pull-out bill moves out of the Senate, a Legislative Fine Arts Education Caucus has been launched, and an Op Ed about the importance of arts education has been distributed statewide. More...

March 10, 2011:
SB 140 on the Senate's Local & Uncontested Calendar
Filed by Sen. Florence Shapiro (R-Plano), SB 140 that limits TAKS pull-out continues to move forward. More...

March 10, 2011:
Arts Education Days a Success
With students delivering arts information to legislators, a successful press conference, and superb performances, Arts Education Days at the Capitol was a great success. More...

March 3, 2011:
Arts Education Days Invitation, March 7-8, 2011
We hope you will join us at the Capitol to enjoy performances by outstanding arts students from throughout the state celebrating the importance of arts education. More...

March 1, 2011:
SB 140 Advances from the Senate Education Committee
The Senate Education Committee voted SB 140 out of its committee on March 1, 2011. The bill will now go to the full Senate for consideration. More...

February 28, 2011:
GoArts.org is Live for 2011
The first legislative update for 2011, with information about the GoArts.org website, our state level goals, and Arts Education Days at the Capitol. More...

October 23, 2010:
82nd Legislative Session Preview
Learn more about the anticipated focus of the 82nd legislative session and how TMEA will work to support fine arts (November Southwestern Musician feature). More...

October 22, 2010:
Candidates Respond to Questionnaire
Over 20% of candidates for the Texas Legislature and State Board of Education completed a questionnaire about the importance of fine arts education. More...

 

 

 

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