Blog Archives

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!

Go Vote!

Have you voted?

There’s still time. Election Day is tomorrow. Tennessee is ranked in the bottom of voter participation rates nationally, and while the early-voting turnout is encouraging, it’s critical to get to the polls tomorrow and cast your ballot.

Next year, Tennessee will have a new Governor, new members in various education committees, and new faces in the Tennessee General Assembly. We’ll have new initiatives. And we’ll have new opportunities to support Tennessee’s classrooms. We’ll join you in continuing to support the people, priorities, and policies that lead to growth and achievement for every student. Looking to see how your current legislator supports Tennessee’s kids? Check out our annual Legislative Scorecard and see how Tennessee’s General Assembly stacks up.

If you voted early, you have our thanks. If you haven’t? Go vote tomorrow. Here’s a link to find your polling place. Thank you for raising your vote for student success.