Monthly Archives: November 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Turkeys and time with families and thankfulness, oh my!

Thanksgiving is upon us, and we love taking this week each year to share a few things we’re thankful for:

– More students are completing high school and are ready for success. On-time graduation rates are on the rise in Tennessee.
-More of our friends and neighbors say education is their number one priority. And they vote like it, too. Take a look at our Legislative Scorecard from last year and see how our legislators, with your help, supported education.
TNPathways is up and running in Tennessee helping more students today connect with certifications, jobs, training, and opportunities today for success tomorrow. There are 21 new industry certifications for our high school students, and we look forward to more ways for Tennessee’s students to be ready for success.
-Recent accountability results are encouraging for student success. More teachers, 72%, say the evaluation system has led to improvements in their teaching. More schools in Shelby County have exited state’s Priority Schools list. And 35.7% of 3-5th grade students were “on track” or “mastered” in ELA, up from 33.9% in 2017.
-You. We’re thankful for all the ways you support Tennessee’s students. We’re glad to be in this work with you.

From the Tennesseans for Student Success family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Weekly Update – November 13, 2018

After another election season has come and gone, we thought it was a good time for our monthly news roundup. In case you’ve missed our previous news round-ups, we thought we’d fill you in. Every few weeks we send out a news story or two to help you be in the know when it comes to education news in Tennessee. Without further ado:

ChalkBeat – Bill Lee is Tennessee’s Next Governor. Here’s How He’ll Begin to Shape Education

Tennessean – Nashville Public Schools Boost the Number of AP Exams Taken Thanks to Free-Test Program

WKRN – Tennessee Students Break State Records for Highest Score, Participation on ACT

Did you miss the TSS news last week? Our President and CEO Adam Lister offered some thoughts on the recent election:

“We congratulate Governor-Elect Bill Lee on tonight’s election victory. Voters across the state reinforced a consistent election-night message: student-centered, success-focused education reform is key to Tennessee’s continued education gains. We look forward to continuing and accelerating the work to increase high school graduation rates, encouraging career and technical opportunities, and helping take Tennessee’s classrooms from good to great.”

What’s not news? How grateful we are for all the ways you help, give, and celebrate Tennessee’s kids. Thank you!