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Tristar Reads, New Testing Vendor & More!

Happy Summer Break! Have you and your Super Sidekick signed up for Tristar Reads with us? There’s still time! Also, Tennessee has a new testing vendor. Keep reading below for more updates and information about some exciting events this summer!

Thank You To Our Real Life Superheroes: POLICE OFFICERS!

Thank you to our real life superheroes protecting us each and every day–POLICE OFFICERS!

Our featured superhero of the week is Greeneville City Police Officer Lt. Spradlin. He has been a police officer for over 20 years. Check out his Superhero skills along with his partner and a special reading of the book, Officer Buckle and Gloria.

Do you want to be a superhero with Tristar Reads? Register online if you’re the parent of or are a Tennessee student in grades 5-12 and you’ll also have the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship!

Sign up for our weekly Tristar Reads emails so you don’t miss out on important reminders and other chances to win prizes

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PIE Network’s 5th Leadership Cohort

Congratulations to our President and CEO, Adam Lister, for being selected to be a member of the 5th Cohort of the PIE Network Leadership Institute

The PIE Network Leadership Institute is a year-long leadership program geared towards guiding participants through leadership opportunities in complex political environments.

Congratulations to Adam and the other representatives from Tennessee chosen for this prestigious opportunity!

Tennessee Has a New Testing Vendor

Commissioner Penny Schwinn and the Tennessee Department of Education have chosen a new testing vendor to administer our state’s yearly assessment. 

At Tennesseans for Student Success, we support an aligned high-quality yearly assessment to measure what our students are learning and also highlight areas for improvement and provide professional development opportunities for educators. 

A yearly assessment is a critical tool to ensure Tennessee’s classrooms are on the right path to success.

Get Involved!

Join Us for Our Education Advocacy and Leadership Summits! 
Learn how to be an advocate for Tennessee’s Students! Click below to register and for more details about our TWO FREE Summits this summer:
July 15th in Knoxville 
July 22nd in Nashville 

Nominate a Teacher for Tennesseans for Student Success Advocate of the Month!

Each month, we are celebrating a passionate educator making a difference from each of the grand divisions (East, Middle, and West Tennessee) each month. Nominate an educator going above and beyond for his or her students!

Use Your Voice

Want to learn more about Tennesseans for Student Success and our legislative agenda? Visit our advocacy center here

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