April 17, 2017 - The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation
recognized 527 school districts across the United States as Best Communities for Music Education (BCME). This is the 12th year Homewood has received this honor, and this year Homewood was only one of four communities in the State of Alabama that was selected as one of the Nation’s best school districts for music education.
The BCME recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who work together to ensure access to music learning for all students as part of the school curriculum.
“Studying music has intrinsic benefits and, on its own, is core to learning. Also, the links between student success and music education have now been demonstrated by brain researchers in multiple studies,” said Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation. “The schools and districts our foundation recognizes are building on that connection between music and academics. These schools and districts are models for other educators who see music as a key ingredient in a well-rounded curriculum that makes music available to all children, regardless of zip code.”
Homewood City Schools has received this award in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
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