Monthly Archives: January 2018

Legislative Update – January 22, 2018

The snow came and went. The Legislature is back in session. And our calendars are filling up with all things education and student success. It must be the middle of January!

Tomorrow night, we are honored to partner with SCORE, USA Today Network, and News Chanel 5 to bring you the 2018 Gubernatorial forum on education. It’s no surprise that 2018 is an election year. We remain committed to bringing you the most up-to-date information on proposed education policies from the candidates and connecting you with those running for office, so you may hold them accountable to continue Tennessee’s achievements in improving public education.

We’d love for you to watch tomorrow night’s forum. If you’re planning on using social media, please use #EduForum18 to join in the conversation. It’s critical that the next Governor, and Legislature, keep up the momentum for Tennessee’s kids.

It’s also critical that our current elected officials keep up the work for student success. To share with them the great things happening in Tennessee’s classrooms, we’re excited to host our first Tennesseans for Student Success Day on the Hill. We’ll provide training sessions, lunch, meetings with elected officials, and a chance for you to use your voice for all our classrooms. Here’s a link to more information and to register for the February event. We’d love to have you join us!

Can’t make our Day on the Hill? Be a part of Tennesseans across the state raising their voice for students. We’ve created an easy way for you to contact your elected officials. Take a look around our new site for advocacy and policy engagement, get signed up, and share your support of high standards, fewer, but better tests, more public choice in education, and accountability for everyone involved in the classroom with your elected official today.

It’s a busy time of year, and we appreciate the time you give to our kids.

Legislative Update – January 15, 2018

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

As we ponder the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr today, we’re grateful to answer that question resoundingly with: “working to make sure every child in Tennessee has an opportunity to learn, to achieve, to grow, and to find their success.”

We are grateful for all you do to help in this noble work.

The 110th General Assembly gaveled back into session last week, and our education committees are back up and running. Meet the House Education Administration and Planning Committee, the House Education Instruction and Programs Committee, and the Senate Education Committee. While we’ll always tweet out the times and video feeds of these Committee and Subcommittee hearings, know there’s a permanent invitation for you to join us in person.

We’ll be back next week with bills filed, ways you can help from home, and with information on our inaugural Tennesseans for Student Success Day on the Hill. We look forward to another session of doing this work for others with you. Thank you, again, for all you do.