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Learn more about the Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion­al Equi­ty Coali­tion

Background


The Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion­al Equi­ty Coali­tion was formed in the spring of 2016 to har­ness the col­lec­tive influ­ence and voic­es of a diverse group of civil rights and edu­ca­tion advo­ca­cy orga­ni­za­tions across the state. Our goal is to build a shared advo­ca­cy agen­da that will address the chron­ic dis­par­i­ties in achieve­ment and oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents of col­or across the state. The Coali­tion is con­vened by Conex­ión Améri­c­as, a non-prof­it Con­tin­ue read­ing “Back­ground”

2016 Policy Agenda


As the num­ber of stu­dents of col­or in Ten­nessee pub­lic schools con­tin­ues to grow, pol­i­cy­mak­ers must pay spe­cial atten­tion to the unique set of chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties many of the­se stu­dents face. The Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion­al Equi­ty Coali­tion holds a unique posi­tion to advo­cate for such stu­dents since it rep­re­sents a diverse group of com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, par­ents, edu­ca­tors, and oth­er edu­ca­tion advo­cates across the state.
Con­tin­ue read­ing “2016 Pol­i­cy Agen­da”

Steering Committee


We are pleased to intro­duce the mem­bers of our inau­gu­ral Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion­al Equi­ty Coali­tion Steer­ing Com­mit­tee. They rep­re­sent a diverse set of com­mu­ni­ties from across the state, and bring excep­tion­al exper­tise and tal­ents. Togeth­er we will cast a vision for our Equi­ty Coali­tion and how it can best serve stu­dents and fam­i­lies of col­or across our state. They will play in impor­tant role in our con­ver­sa­tions with the Ten­nessee Depart­ment Con­tin­ue read­ing “Steer­ing Com­mit­tee”