FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 3/5/2007

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Judy Everett Ramos, 817-399-2025
 

The American Music Conference has named HEB ISD to the prestigious listing of "Best 100 Communities for Music Education.” Only 12 Texas school districts received this national honor, and this designation once again illustrates the academic “edge” that the HEB ISD provides its students.

The 2007 roster of “Best 100”includes school districts from 31 states that are committed to quality music education programs and providing access to music education. The districts were measured across a variety of program support, curricular and programmatic criteria.

Thousands of participants filled out an extensive survey of questions about funding, enrollment, student-teacher ratios, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, private music lesson participation, and other factors in their communities' music education program.

The responses were verified with school district officials, and the sponsoring organizations reviewed the data. Each school district was then scored, and the “Best 100” districts were then selected for this year’s roster.

The “Best 100” survey was sponsored by the NAMM Foundation, its American Music Conference (AMC) division and a partnership of leading national associations working to promote the benefits of active participation in music and music education.

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