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Weekly Update – July 2, 2018

We’re sure you are registered to vote but are your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors?

As the 111th General Assembly begins to take shape and the list of men and women running for Tennessee’s next Governor is shortened, it’s critical that voters for student success raise their voices and hands during this election season.

There’s more at stake than wins and losses on election day. Tennessee’s leaders will have an opportunity to continue and strengthen the work done over the last few years to support high academic standards, an assessment aligned to those standards, accountability for everyone involved in the classroom, and more choices in public education.

When we released our 2018 Legislative SuccessCard, we had in mind that it would be an easy and honest tool to use to take a look at whether your elected official supported Tennessee’s students. We hope you take a look around the 2018 and 2017 versions as you prepare for the next election.

Of course, to participate in the process, you must be registered. Tomorrow’s the last day you can register. Click here for the link to online registration or an address to your local polling place. If you have a few moments, drop a note to your friends and family (or share our Facebook post or Tweet with your feeds) encouraging them to register to vote.

Let’s keep raising our voices and votes for Tennessee’s kids!

Weekly Update – June 19, 2018

When we announced our inaugural TNSuccessCard Scorecard last year, our hope was it would become an easy-to-use, open, and honest tool. We wanted you to be able to quickly, and with confidence in the information, take a look at how your elected officials voted to support and accelerate Tennessee’s continued academic gains.

After the 110th General Assembly adjourned this year, we got to work on our second installment of the TNSuccessCard Scorecard. Released today, we wanted you to be one of the first to see the votes, bills, amendments, and scores for your elected officials during the 2018 legislative year.

Here’s the video from today’s release.

As we look ahead, the 111th General Assembly will have big shoes to fill as they continue the work for student success. They will have to keep up the pressure to maintain Tennessee’s high academic standards, support an assessment aligned to those standards, encourage more choices in public education, and work to make sure everyone involved in the classroom is accountable for success. We know the TNSuccessCard Scorecard will be useful for you as you head to the polls to choose our state’s next leaders.

Take a look around the 2018 TNSuccessCard Scorecard and know we are grateful to be in this work with you. Tennessee deserves elected officials who will continue the growth in education so every student in Tennessee will have an opportunity to succeed.