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Weekly Update – June 5, 2017

We’re certain the Predators are going to win tonight.

And we like to celebrate success – success in the classroom, on the ice, inside a book – because it’s important to take a moment and see how far you’ve come. We thought we’d take a moment to celebrate and share just a few wins this year with Tennesseans for Student Success. We share these successes with you and couldn’t do this work without you.

– Protecting our Legislative Priorities in the General Assembly: After a long first session of the 110th General Assembly, we looked at the legislative priorities we set at the beginning of the year. We were glad to join with you in defending those priorities and principles to make sure every student in Tennessee had an opportunity to succeed. We’d like to share our 2017 Legislative Recap with you in case you missed it.

– Tristar Reads redesign and rollout: We know reading over the summer is one of the best things our students can do to keep their literacy skills sharp and that it is often forgotten in the thrill of summer break. We created Tristar Reads last year to encourage Tennessee’s students to read at least 20 minutes a day over the summer. This year, we rebranded, launched a new website, and doubled the scholarship amount to $1,000. Make sure the student readers in your life are signed up today for TristarReads.com.

– Deploying our Field Program: In classrooms and civic meetings across the state, our field staff is hard at work sharing the message of student success. They’ve celebrated #iLoveTNTeachers week, spoken at conferences, talked to community leaders, teachers, and parents about the needs of their classrooms, and brought teachers to Capitol Hill to meet with legislators and participate in committee meetings. We’d love to be involved in your community. Email us at info@tnsuccess.org and we’ll get our top-notch field team in touch with you.

These are just a few of the things we’re celebrating this summer. While they aren’t Tennessee students, we certainly are cheering on the Predators and hope to add winning the Stanley Cup to this list.

Weekly Update – May 22, 2017

Graduations are around the corner, report cards are heading home, and teachers across the state are getting ready to pack up their rooms for the summer. Celebrating accomplishments, planning new beginnings – it’s one of our favorite times of the year!

In the spirit of the coming summer season, we’re jumping into your inbox to let you know a few things for the summer:

Tristar Reads is up and running. Make sure the readers in your life (K-12 grade) are signed up at TristarReads.com and are logging the hours they read this summer. By signing up and logging their reading hours, they will be eligible for one of the three $1,000 college scholarships we’ll give out at the end of the program. Sign up today!

– The first session of the 110th General Assembly adjourned last week. We held another Facebook Live to cover the highlights of the session and posted on our website a comprehensive look at legislation related to our policy principles. Take a look at both the video and our wrap-up for a deep dive into the work this session to make sure every student in Tennessee has an opportunity to succeed. If you’d ever like us to come talk to your community, parent, or civic groups about education policy and legislation, drop us a note info@tnsuccess.org. We love sharing the great things going on to help our classrooms!

– During the next few summer months, we’ll be in your inbox every other week. We know you’re busy enjoying the fun and sun, and we don’t want to crowd your day. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information. We’ll make sure you have all the latest information in your every-other-week email from us.

Happy reading!