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March 2, 2021

Given the extremely challenging learning circumstances amid the COVID-19 crisis, our collective commitment to improving music education opportunities in school for all children is stronger than ever. In fact, educators and policymakers are paying even closer attention to social and emotional learning, in which the arts excel. Throughout the month of March, which is national Music in Our Schools Month (#MIOSM), the League urges orchestras to check in with your local schools and music educators, inquire how you might be able to best support school-based and community-partnered learning, and ask how you can help advocate for their work to receive the support it needs from the school district. In addition to our own Music Education Advocacy Tools, the League has newly partnered with the Arts ARE Education, a national campaign committed to supporting equitable access to arts education. Take a moment to review their advocacy toolbox and consider customizing the Dear School Board Letter for your local districts! Let us know how you’re supporting school-based music education by tagging the League and including #MIOSM in your posts!

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