By Ian Hanigan
For the second year in a row, IUSD has been named one of the nation’s Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation.
The official announcement came Friday, as 376 school districts learned they had received the highly regarded designation for their efforts to provide exceptional music opportunities for students. You can read the news release here.
Now in its 15th year, the Best Communities program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards and overall access to music instruction. Irvine also received the honor in 2010 and 2013.
“This recognition is further evidence of our district’s commitment to the arts, which has endured despite inadequate funding at the state level,” said Sharon Wallin, president of IUSD’s Board of Education.
“Our staff, our families and this board have consistently demonstrated support for music education, recognizing its impact on academic achievement, and we are incredibly grateful for the added resources provided by the Irvine Company and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation,” Wallin said. “As a result of the collaboration that occurs in Irvine, music education is alive and well in our community, benefiting thousands of students.”
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