Tennesseans for Student Success is a statewide network of teachers, parents, community leaders, and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting, championing, and fighting for Tennessee’s students and their futures. We’re committed to building on Tennessee’s historic gains in education. Being twice named the fastest improving state in the nation in education, breaking ACT records, graduating more students on time, and offering early opportunities for success is just the beginning. We work every day to make sure today’s students are more prepared and have even more opportunities for success than those who graduated before them. We’re inviting you to join us in the work for Tennessee’s future.
It’s critical that communities work together to help students who are pursuing a degree or certificate, step into the career or job that will help students and local communities thrive. Career and technical education is critical because it allows students Read More
TN Legislative Corner The House Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittee (CTI) amended HB 1687/SB 1735, which proposed to eliminate academic standards for science and social studies in kindergarten through grade two. After concerns were expressed about the legislation as introduced, Read More
By: Jessica Whitmill, Manager, Policy & Outreach Tennessee is innovating in education. I have the awesome opportunity as leading the outreach at Tennesseans for Student Success to visit schools across the state. During my travels, I’ve met hardworking teachers, seen Read More
TN Legislative Corner Last week, TSS held our third annual Day on the Hill, which was a rousing success. Around 65 advocates, students, parents, and teachers with diverse backgrounds were in attendance to advocate for the success of all students Read More
NASHVILLE – Tennesseans for Student Success is beginning the 2020 legislative session by outlining our policy pillars and how they affect student success. Read about our pillars here. Why Protecting Accountability Matters: For students to succeed, there must be accountability for Read More
NASHVILLE – Today, Tennesseans for Student Success held our third annual Day on the Hill at the Tennessee State Capitol. Around 65 educators, students, and advocates with diverse backgrounds from around the state gathered to meet with legislators and learn Read More
TN Legislative Corner Last week was a busy week in Tennessee and it began with Governor Lee giving the State of the State Address at the Capitol. Keep reading to find more information on what he prioritized. Both the House Read More
February is CTE month. If you’re unfamiliar with what career and technical education is, we’re here to give you a refresher. This field is diversified between high schools, area career centers, career academies, community and technical colleges, as well as Read More
NASHVILLE – Today, Tennesseans for Student Success President and CEO Adam Lister released the following statement after Governor Bill Lee’s 2020 State of the State Address to the joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly: “Tonight, Governor Lee laid out Read More
TN Legislative Corner Last week, several bills relevant to TSS priorities were heard in House Education Committees and we’re here to tell you all about them. The House Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittee debated House Bill (HB) 1554, which deals Read More
NASHVILLE – Tennesseans for Student Success is beginning the 2020 legislative session by outlining our policy pillars and how they affect student success. Our five pillars are higher academic standards, an aligned assessment to those standards, protecting accountability, innovation in education, Read More
TN Legislative Corner Last week, the members of the House Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittee became students as they engaged in Simultaneous Multisensory Institute of Language Arts (SMILA) instruction. Teachers from around the state took part in the hands-on approach Read More
TN Legislative Corner The 2020 legislative session of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly convened at noon on Tuesday, January 14th. Here at TSS, we are passionate about keeping Tennesseans up-to-date on the happenings inside the Capitol and how it impacts Read More
NASHVILLE – Tennesseans for Student Success is kicking off the 2020 legislative session by outlining our policy pillars and how they affect student success. Our five pillars are higher academic standards, an aligned assessment to those standards, protecting accountability, innovation Read More
Tennesseans for Student Success is excited to announce that we are rebranding our newsletter to be called Inside TNSuccess. Read below for important news happening around the state in the education space and ways you can get involved and stay Read More
Adam Lister serves as president of Tennesseans for Student Success, a nonprofit issue advocacy organization committed to improving student achievement in the Volunteer State. Prior to his role at Tennesseans for Student Success, Lister was vice president of Policy at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce where directed public policy and government relations initiatives and led the Chamber’s political action committees and independent expenditure work to advance and support critical business advocacy priorities at the state, local, and federal level. Lister is a Nashville native and graduate of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Earlier, Lister worked as an analyst with the Tennessee General Assembly and on a number of political campaigns including for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Adam received a bachelor of science from Kentucky Wesleyan College and is married to Dr. Amanda Lister, a public school teacher in Williamson County.
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