Franklin Elementary School Hosts Suffragette Museum

In learning project they will never forget, 3rd and 4th grade students along with community members learned about the historic Suffragette movement in Tennessee.

Grow Your Own Teachers

It is imperative that the state continues to support districts in recruiting and better preparing future teachers, and the “Grow Your Own” partnership is a great new model.

Are Changes in Educator Prep on the Horizon?

As educators, we are concerned about the quality and quantity of applicants entering the field of education. Our members have often been catalysts for innovative solutions to the many challenges facing education. This is why we take an interest in the next generation of educators and why we strive to improve their experience and support … Continue reading Are Changes in Educator Prep on the Horizon?

Civil Rights, Education & Tennessee

The ground breaking 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was the case in which the Supreme Court Justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. It signaled the rightful end of the "separate but equal" principle set forth in the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case. … Continue reading Civil Rights, Education & Tennessee

We’ve Got Your Back

If you haven’t traveled our great state and met Tennessee educators, I encourage you to reach out and chat with these public servants when the opportunity to do so arises. You will find caring, accountable people who love their students and worry about them constantly.  They are wonderful examples of tolerance, self-discipline, and sacrifice. Every … Continue reading We’ve Got Your Back