Inside TNSuccess

Inside TNSuccess: May 4

Tennessee COVID-19 Update

Recently, Governor Bill Lee released first-steps for the opening of Tennessee’s economy called the “Tennessee Pledge.” The governor’s aim through the Tennessee Pledge is to implement a plan for a safe economic recovery that is evidence-based and dependent on the average daily growth of COVID-19 remaining stable for 14 days in order to move through each phase.

As of last Monday, April 27, 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties were able to reopen restaurants to 50 percent capacity. Beginning last Wednesday, Tennessee retailers were able to open to 50 percent capacity as well. For further guidance on reopening in both of those sectors, click here.

As of May 1, gyms are allowed to reopen in 89 counties while operating at 50 percent capacity. Additionally, beginning May 6, salons, barbershops, beauticians, and massage therapists will be able to operate. 

Governor Lee provided guidance on reopening Houses of Worship last week. Full guidelines for that process can be found here.  Continue to wash your hands, practice social distancing, and if you are in doubt on the status of your health, get tested for COVID-19. 


Tristar Reads 2020 Has Begun

Tristar Reads, our summer reading scholarship program began last Friday, May 1. If you haven’t signed up your child yet, don’t worry! Students can sign up to read and log their hours at any point during the summer. Those who read and log the most amount of hours will win a $1000 scholarship in their age division; however, we have prizes and challenges along way so that every one can be a participant in this program.  Do you have any questions about our program? Feel free to visit our website, follow along on Twitter, or reach out to Jessica Whitmill with questions. Happy reading!


Tristar Reads: How the Program Impacted Last Year’s Elementary School Winner

Last year, Tallen Haag from Portland, Tennessee, won the elementary age division of Tristar Reads for reading around 470 hours! Read our blog post as Tallen shares about her experience with Tristar Reads last summer. Join the conversation online by following @TristarReads on Twitter.


Facebook Live’s Read-Alongs with TN Legislators

Last week, we had several of our friends from the Tennessee General Assembly read aloud to us on Facebook Live. If you missed those, we’ve linked a few below to feature and share with you here. Feel free to share those videos with your friends and children who’d like to watch. 


This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 4-8, 2020 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and it’s important now more than ever that we recognize and celebrate an educator’s role in student’s lives.

With the dedication teachers have put into changing the structure of their classrooms with social distancing and making such a large impact on student’s lives, we want to thank those difference makers in Tennessee.  Nominate someone today for us to celebrate and recognize for all they do for their students.


In Case You Missed It…

Tristar Reads

TRISTAR READS: STEAM is Magic

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Read Along with Chairman Mark White “The Little Engine That Could” We’re excited to catch up with Chairman White this week as he reads “The Little Engine That Could” by... more
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Tristar Reads

TRISTAR READS: Dancing is Magic

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May

21

Read Along with Rep Esther Helton “Giraffes Can’t Dance” This week we joined Rep Helton as she reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae aloud to us Thank... more
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TSS Blog

TSS’ New Website: How is our improved website m...

Tue

May

19

Tennesseans for Student Success is excited to announce the recent launch of our new and improved website at wwwtnsucessorg The goal with the new site is to provide a user-friendly experience for... more
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Inside TNSuccess

Inside TNSuccess: May 18

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May

18

Tennessee COVID-19 Update Recently, Governor Bill Lee’s Stimulus Financial Accountability Group held its second meeting to help Tennessee business owners get back on solid ground More... more
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TSS Blog

A Well Rounded Education at the Chattanooga Cha...

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May

15

Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence (CCSE) is located in the heart of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was established in 2011 CCSE provides high quality, rigorous teaching, and learning several... more
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Tristar Reads

TRISTAR READS: Science is Magic

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May

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Read Along with Sen Bill Powers “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” This week we caught up with Sen Powers as he reads “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff aloud to us... more
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TSS Blog

Public Curriculum Meets Outdoor Education at Iv...

Thu

May

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This week we are learning about several different charter schools around the Volunteer State during National Charter School Week Today, we hear from Ivy Academy Environmental Charter School in... more
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TSS Blog

Mindful Moments with Perea Elementary School

Wed

May

13

Perea Elementary School, located in North Memphis, is a public charter school that opened in the fall of 2018 Led by Deadre Ussery, Perea takes a holistic approach to education to prepare students... more
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TSS Blog

Innovating in Education with National Charter S...

Mon

May

11

This week is National Charter School Week, and we are pleased to recognize and celebrate all the charter schools that make Tennessee such an innovative place to learn What is a charter school A... more
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Tristar Reads

TRISTAR READS: Learning is Magic

Fri

May

8

Watch Rep Leatherwood Read “No Roses for Harry!” Join us this week as we watch Rep Tom Leatherwood (and his dog, Toby!) read “No Roses for Harry!” aloud At Tristar Reads, we... more
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TSS Blog

#SendTeachersLove During Teacher Appreciation Week

Fri

May

8

Teachers are incredibly instrumental in the lives of our students in and outside of the classroom As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, TSS would like to take a moment to recognize those... more
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TSS Blog

Tristar Read’s 2019 Middle School Winner’s Expe...

Wed

May

6

According to the Tennessee Department of Education, 349 percent of Tennessee students are at or above their grade level in English language arts With academic achievement gaps and the impact of the... more
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Press Releases

Tennesseans for Student Success Announces New W...

Tue

May

5

NASHVILLE – Today, Tennesseans for Student Success (TSS) announces the launch of their newly designed website at wwwtnsuccessorg The new site features a more streamlined and engaging... more
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Inside TNSuccess

Inside TNSuccess: May 4

Mon

May

4

Tennessee COVID-19 Update Recently, Governor Bill Lee released first-steps for the opening of Tennessee’s economy called the “Tennessee Pledge” The governor’s aim through the... more
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TSS Blog

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with Ms. ...

Mon

May

4

May 4-8, 2020 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and it’s important now more than ever that we recognize and celebrate the significant role educators play in student’s lives With the... more
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Tristar Reads

TRISTAR READS: Reading is Magic

Fri

May

1

Welcome to the kick-off week of Tristar Reads 2020! We are pleased you’ve joined us as we journey through the magic of reading this summer Tristar Reads is an annual summer reading program by... more
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TSS Blog

Tristar Reads: How the Program Impacted Last Ye...

Tue

Apr

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Tristar Reads is our annual summer reading contest designed to encourage students across the Volunteer State to keep up their reading skills during the summer while also cultivating a joy for reading... more
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Tristar Reads

Tristar Reads Spring Edition: April 24

Fri

Apr

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Tristar Reads, our annual summer reading program, doesn’t begin until May, but as most students are at home in this season, we want to offer various resources and activities for parents and... more
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Inside TNSuccess

Inside TNSuccess: April 20

Mon

Apr

20

Tennessee COVID-19 Update As our schools, economy, and life in general moves at a rapidly different pace than one month ago, TSS is keeping our finger on the pulse of education-related COVID-19... more
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TSS Blog

UT Promise: Make a Difference in a Student̵...

Fri

Apr

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The University of Tennessee recently announced a new, student-success-oriented scholarship program that offers free tuition and mandatory fees for qualifying Tennessee undergraduate students who have... more
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Advocacy & Policy

Emerging from this crisis with a bright future ...

Thu

May

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On behalf of Tennesseans for Student Success, we hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times The impact of COVID-19 has been far-reaching From Memphis to... more
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