TN Educational Equity Coalition ESSA Action


The Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion­al Equi­ty Coali­tion has been involved in the Ten­nessee process for draft­ing the state plan of the Every Stu­dent Suc­ceeds Act since ear­ly in 2016. Coali­tion mem­bers form part of state appoint­ed work­ing groups that have met over the course of sev­er­al months to provide feed­back on the devel­op­ment of the plan. Addi­tion­al­ly, Coali­tion mem­bers engage with the Depart­ment and elect­ed offi­cials to provide com­mu­ni­ty feed­back from across the state.

Coalition sends Letter to Senator Alexander and Commissioner McQueen


In sep­a­rate let­ters to Sen­a­tor Lamar Alexan­der and Edu­ca­tion Com­mis­sion­er Can­dice McQueen, Steer­ing Com­mit­tee mem­bers and Coali­tion mem­bers urge for strong reg­u­la­to­ry guid­ance in the imple­men­ta­tion of the Every Stu­dent Suc­ceeds Act to inter­vene in ways that pri­or­i­tize the needs of under­rep­re­sent­ed stu­dents.

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Coalition Steering Committee Meets with Secretary of Education


ten mem­bers of our Coali­tion, and two col­lege stu­dents, met with Sec­re­tary of Edu­ca­tion John King for an ESSA Round­table. We addressed key pieces of the law that fall in our pri­or­i­ties as a Coali­tion, and mem­bers took turns high­light­ing strengths in ESSA and the Depart­ment of Education’s Draft Reg­u­la­tions, as well as request­ing clar­i­ty or strength­en­ing of rules that direct­ly impact equi­ty and access for stu­dents of col­or.

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TN Educational Equity Coalition Response to State Draft Plan


The Ten­nessee Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion is expect­ed to release the state draft plan of the Every Stu­dent Suc­ceeds Act in ear­ly Decem­ber. Once released, the state has to allow for at least 30 days of a pub­lic feed­back peri­od. The Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion­al Equi­ty Coali­tion is prepar­ing to respond to the draft. Vis­it this site for infor­ma­tion regard­ing the Ten­nessee draft plan, along with sug­gest­ed respons­es and action items.

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