SmartMusic and Texas Proclamation 2015

Did you know that SmartMusic has been approved as instructional materials for music education as part of Texas Proclamation 2015?

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This may open up funding for you to get SmartMusic in your classroom. This PDF from the TEA has information about instructional materials submitted for music at the secondary school levels. You will be able to see the alignment between SmartMusic and the TEKS for each one of those materials. SmartMusic has a high percentage of alignment.

The September 2014 issue of Southwestern Musician included an article by TMEA executive director Robert Floyd titled The Time is Now. In it, Mr. Floyd states:

“I’m sure you are aware that, as a condition of accreditation, our new music TEKS must be implemented in the classroom beginning August 2015. However, the process by which your district can order those supporting materials has completely changed. You must get involved as the competition for dollars at the local level could negatively affect your access to instructional materials.”

I hope you find this information useful.

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