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Plano ISD Named in NAMM Foundation's Best Communities for Music Education

April 19, 2023

For the 23rd consecutive year, Plano ISD has earned national recognition as a Best Communities for Music Education honoree. The award recognizes 3 school districts and 80 schools across 44 states for the outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders and for their support of music education as part of a well-rounded education for all children.

Awarded by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation, this year's awards program was designed to celebrate schools and districts adapting, innovating and persevering in the face of change. Researchers at The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas, in conjunction with The NAMM Foundation, created a new way for districts and schools to address the inroads and setbacks impacted by the pandemic, as well as goals for equity and access to music education for all students and national standards for music education in a short, qualitative survey.

Learn more about Plano ISD’s music program by visiting