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April 1, 2014 > Milpitas Unified recognized for music programs

Milpitas Unified recognized for music programs

Submitted By Roger Kerson

Milpitas Unified School District has been selected as one of nine California school districts recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as being among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) in the United States. The BCME program applauds outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the core curriculum.

Nine California school districts have been awarded the BCME designation:
Milpitas Unified School District
Lincoln Unified School District
Berkeley Unified School District
Irvine Unified School District
Scotts Valley Unified School District
San Diego Unified School District
Bakersfield City School District
Davis Joint Unified School District
Glendale Unified School District

Programs that impressed NAMM reviewers include: a voter approved bond and taxes supporting music education in Milpitas schools, strong partnerships with professional music organizations in Berkeley and San Diego schools, and professional musicians coaching students in Glendale schools.

The BCME program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards, and access to music instruction. More than 2,000 music programs across the nation were reviewed this year. For more information, visit www.nammfoundation.org.

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