Tennesseans for Student Success Action Center
Team TSS is excited to announce our action center as a new way for you to get involved with our advocacy efforts. Through our action center, you are able to look up your legislator, sign petitions, and email your local legislator during the 2020 legislative session about issues you’re passionate about.
One of the newest features of our action center is our text messaging alerts system. By signing up for TSS Action Network Alerts, you can stay up-to-date on issues affecting Tennessee’s students. We will send you only the most urgent issues seeking your input on how these policies impact students and how to raise your voice for student improvement.
It’s critical we ensure Tennessee’s students have the best opportunity for college and career. Help us prevent politics from entering the classroom today.
The Season of Giving
As a reminder, this is the season of giving and we want to make sure you are connected to the best ways to give to your local community through various opportunities. Check out several ways to get involved by giving this holiday season.
Book’em – Become a reading role model volunteer by signing up here: https://bookem-kids.org/volunteer/
PENCIL – Become a reading partner and help children grow in their reading skills by signing up here: https://www.pencilforschools.org/reading
YMCA’s Youth Development program – One-on-one tutoring with students who have fallen below their grade level in reading. Sign up here: https://ymcamidtn.org/programs/children-and-teens/youth-development/ymca-literacy-program
The Tennessean’s Adopt-a-Teacher program – Help teachers finish out the school year strong by purchasing school supplies for their classrooms and students. Get involved here: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/dismissed/2019/11/15/adopt-teacher-tennessean-2019/4084863002/
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- Local Memphis: East Tennessee student overcomes reading disability, creates books to help other kids learn to read
- The Tennessean: Report: Tennessee rural schools seventh-lowest funded for instruction in the nation
- WTVC: Tennessee releases report card data for every county in state
- WKRN: Mayor Cooper announces 3% raise for teachers, support staff with Metro Schools
- The Jackson Sun: Fearing the unknown, craving consistency: JMCSS staff, community say what they want in next superintendent