March 28, 2016
The Tennessee General Assembly passed Senate Bill 2508 giving extra support to Tennessee’s teachers. In light of the changes in delivery of TNReady this year, this commonsense legislation allows teachers to choose how annual assessment data will be used in their evaluations this year. Passing both houses unanimously, SB 2508 preserves the accountability system that helped Tennessee become the fastest improving state in the nation in education. We thank members of both House Education Committees and the Senate Education Committee for working so hard to move SB 2508 through the legislative process.
Keeping an eye on the legislative process and protecting the gains made in Tennessee’s classrooms in the last few years is the work of several organizations. We’re glad to be a part of that good work.
We also wanted to share this article with you from Campbell County’s Lafollette Press. As many of our school districts wrap up TNReady in the next few weeks, we’re looking forward to more articles like this one. Firsts can be challenging – first dates, first soccer game, first dance recital, first days of school – and we are proud of Tennessee’s students for jumping feet first into TNReady. Our special thanks to outstanding and flexible teachers who led our kids through this changing process.
Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter as we spend more time in the General Assembly over the next few weeks. As legislative session winds down, the bill process will speed up. As you know, we’re keeping a close watch on education legislation and will let you know of any amendments or changes that could be a threat to student success.
Your voice matters. We are grateful you use it to help Tennessee’s kids succeed.