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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 8, 2018


There’s something about a new year that brings out the goal-setting in all of us. We’re big believers in setting goals, making a plan, and celebrating success. We wanted to share with you a few goals of ours this year:

– Promote student success in the General Assembly. Last year was a good year for defending and advancing the policies that help support Tennessee’s classrooms. Take a look at our Legislative Scorecard for more info and to see how your representatives measured up.

– Encourage our fellow Tennessee citizens to support the people, policies, and priorities that lead to student success. With an election coming this year, we’re even more determined to make sure the next Governor, State Senators, and State Representatives are ready to support our classrooms.

– Help our friends, families, neighbors, coworkers, and teammates get involved in this life-changing work. Whether you’re sending an email once a month to an elected official or spending time with us this fall helping to spread the word about our priorities, there’s a place for you. We’d love to add your voice and help speak up for Tennessee’s kids.

We hope your new year brings about new goals. We’re cheering you on.