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.