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.
Over the past eight years, Tennessee has celebrated historic gains in public education. ACT scores and on-time graduation rates are on the rise, more students are taking advantage of early postsecondary opportunities, Tennessee has twice been named the fastest improving Read More
Welcome to 2019! We hope your year is off to the right start and your Christmas season was full of good memories. If you’re looking for ways to make sure this year is the best one yet, make sure you’re Read More
Every few weeks, we send around a few things you might have missed in the hustle and bustle of this season. A news story, a few photos from social media, and an article or two below to read at your Read More
In football, there are rankings. In classrooms, report cards. And now, in Tennessee, there’s a new website that shows you how your school and district stack are performing. Have you seen it? https://reportcard.tnk12.gov/ Released today, the new state report card Read More
Are books on your Christmas list? (if you need a good list, we’ve searched the internet and brought you several great lists of books for the holidays) Strong literacy skills are one of the best gifts we can give our Read More
Adam Lister serves as president of Tennesseans for Student Success. Having developed a deep passion for improving public education throughout his career, Adam joined the organization in December 2015 to lead its work to continue to support the policies that led Tennessee to become that fastest improving state in the nation in education. Prior to becoming president, Adam served as Vice President of Policy for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce where he directed the public policy and government relations initiatives of the Chamber, including the passage of the state’s For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act, which has since become a national model for philanthropically-motivated businesses.
Are you a Teacher who believes in improving our schools? Are you a parent who wants to see your kids better prepared? Are you a businessperson who can’t find qualified employees?
Tennesseans for Student Success
Nashville, TN 37219