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Weekly Update, April 1, 2019

This Week: GIVE Act Pushing Forward, Final Calendars & More!

As the General Assembly continues to discuss key pieces of legislation, we are excited by the GIVE Act– a Lee Administration bill clearing a big hurdle last week and moving one step closer to providing more students with opportunities to succeed. Also, the House Education Subcommittees are beginning to wrap up. 

Keep reading to learn how to partner with us and other Tennesseans to use your voice and advocate for policies that promote student success!

GIVE Act Passes Out of the Full Senate!

Governor Lee’s GIVE Act, (SB805/HB949), the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education Act, passed out of the full Senate last Thursday. 

Last week we told you about Governor Lee’s budget making education a priority, with $25 million going towards the GIVE Act, which would build public-private partnerships to provide access to more postsecondary opportunities for high school students across Tennessee.

At Tennesseans for Student Success, we believe alignment between high school classrooms and the workforce is essential to ensure our students are prepared to fill available jobs and secure economic independence upon graduation. 

The GIVE Act is scheduled to be heard in the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee tomorrow. Show your support for increasing educational opportunities for our students and sign a letter for your legislator.

House Education Subcommittees Final Calendars Scheduled

Throughout this legislative session, we have been monitoring critical pieces of legislation that will provide students across the state the opportunity to be successful in their classrooms today and futures tomorrow.The four House Education Subcommittees have submitted their final calendars to be heard next week.Stay tuned for more updates coming soon on key pieces of legislation!

Volunteer with Us!

Help us celebrate Assistant Principals Week!
We will be celebrating Assistant Principal’s April 8- 12 by stopping by schools with a special treat for them and the staff. Nominate an Assistant Principal you think is doing a great job!

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