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Manor ISD Earns Best Communities for Music Education Honor for Sixth Consecutive Year

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Manor ISD has earned the Best Communities for Music Education distinction by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for the sixth year in a row. The distinction is designed to award school districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Manor ISD had to provide evidence and data related to program requirements, funding, instruction, and support for innovative music programs and community music-making programs. From there, program officials selected school districts that exemplified standards 

“We are honored and filled with pride to receive the Best Communities for Music Education award for the sixth consecutive year,” Manor ISD Director of Fine Arts, Kellen Segura, said. “This accolade continues to recognize our district's dedication to delivering exceptional music education to our scholars. It stands as a tribute to the relentless effort and commitment of our music teachers, administrators, and community advocates who have placed a high value on music education within the schools of Manor ISD.”

Research into music education continues to demonstrate educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music: After two years of music education, researchers found that participants showed more substantial improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores than their less-involved peers and that students who are involved in music are not only more likely to graduate high school but also to attend college as well. 

Manor ISD is committed to educating the whole child through a quality fine arts education. It is our mission to foster lifelong learners from a diverse community cultivating creativity, innovation, and expression through the arts. By providing opportunities for students to use critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills and to be actively engaged in the learning process, students can explore their areas of interest and have opportunities for self-expression in PreK-12th grades.