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Weekly Update – Week of May 10, 2016

Happy (belated) Mother’s Day! We hope all the moms, grandmothers, nanas, and moms-in-residence enjoyed a day of recognition. As we said in our Facebook post on Sunday – Moms are many of our first book readers, our first art supporters, our first teachers, and our first friend. Thanks, Mom!

The summer is upon us and for many families the topic of where to go, what to do, and who to see on vacation comes up. We thought we’d help that conversation along by spending some time each week finding fun and educational trip ideas. As children leave their classrooms, it’s important #SummerLearning continue to take place. Make sure to check in with our Facebook and Twitter feeds each Saturday and add a destination to your list, or use our #SummerLearning hashtag and offer your suggestions.

While you’re checking out our Facebook and Twitter feeds, you’ll probably see news in the next couple of days about new superintendents hired around the state. As Metro Nashville Public Schools continues their search, and Knox County Public Schools will soon welcome a new director, we’ll begin to highlight the changes in local school districts for the upcoming year. We hope you’ll follow us and add your voice to the conversation.

In case you missed it, each Tuesday we are highlighting a Champion of Student Success. We’re glad to showcase the hard working legislators who are committed to student success in and out of the classroom. Get to know our Champions of Student Success and maybe drop them a note from time to time to thank them for all they do.

Looking ahead, we’re getting pretty excited to announce our summer reading program. Last summer we took to social media and reminded Tennessee’s students to read 20 minutes a day. That’s still the goal this summer, but we’ll be announcing our plan to make it happen soon. Stay tuned!

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child and we are glad Tennessee classrooms help welcome, encourage, and teach the children of our heroes. As we all work to ensure every child in Tennessee has an opportunity for success, we are especially thankful for all those who give their time, talents, and prayers to our military children.

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