HOUSTON – May 1, 2017 – For the fourth year in a row, Spring ISD has received a Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. This places Spring ISD among a select group of 527 school districts nationwide receiving the distinction this year.
The designation recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who collaborate to guarantee that all students have access to music education as part of the school curriculum.
“To be receiving the designation again this year is really something special,” said Joe Clark, Spring ISD performing and visual arts director. “It’s a testament to the quality of our school music programs, and it helps showcase Spring ISD’s ongoing commitment to quality arts education as a cornerstone of our district offerings.”
The NAMM Foundation, with the assistance of researchers at The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas, evaluates participants based on these factors: funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. The program, now in its 18th year, awards designations to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment to making quality music education available to the local community. For more information, go to www.nammfoundation.org.