May 1, 2019
|Tristar Reads, Teacher Appreciation, & Session Closing Up!
As we are nearing the end of this legislative session, we are monitoring the state budget, which includes a large allocation for K-12 education, making its way through the approval process. Also, we are very excited for Tristar Reads starting THIS Wednesday.
Read below to find out how to help us celebrate teachers throughout the month of May and promote student success!
|Ready for Tristar Reads this summer?
Learning happens year round–not just in the classroom during the school year. We are very excited for Tristar Reads starting this coming Wednesday, May 1!
Throughout the summer months, participating Tennessee students ages 5-18 will spend at least 20 minutes each day reading a book. At the end of the summer, three students– one elementary school student, one middle school student, and one high school student– will each receive a $1000 college scholarship!
If your child is participating in Tristar Reads this summer, share pictures or videos with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages and get to reading!
Let’s Celebrate Our Teachers!
Throughout the month of May and especially next week, we will be celebrating our amazing educators in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week and Month!
Tennessee is home to dedicated and passionate teachers who strive day in and day out to make a difference for our students. At Tennesseans for Student Success, we are grateful to all our educators who work tirelessly to provide a positive learning environment for our students that promotes success.
Stayed tuned for a way you can get involved and say Thank You to a teacher that has made a lasting impact on your life!
Governor Lee’s State Budget Focuses on Education
In his first state budget, Governor Lee has allocated $6.5 billion out of the proposed $38.6 billion budget for K-12 education. This is the largest amount set aside for education by the state. Teacher pay raises and charter schools funding are among the top dollar amounts in the allocation. Last week, the State House voted to approve the proposed budget. The Senate is expected to take up the budget this week.
Thank you to Governor Lee for keeping your promise to improve access to excellent public education options and ensure all our students have a path to success!
Nominate an Educator for Tennesseans for Student Success Advocate of the Month!
We will celebrate 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.