The Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion­al Equi­ty Coali­tion believes in pro­mot­ing a research-dri­ven approach to ensur­ing equi­ty in edu­ca­tion. Coali­tion mem­bers share read­ings, research, and reports that are tied to the Coali­tion pol­i­cy pri­or­i­ties and dis­persed via our month­ly newslet­ter. The fol­low­ing is a com­pi­la­tion of the works shared with the coali­tion.

Brook­ings: Peer Advi­sors Provide Low Cost Sup­port for Male Under­grad­u­ates

A pro­gram at Amer­i­can Uni­ver­si­ty aims to tack­le the prob­lem of high col­lege dropout rates by pro­vid­ing first-gen­er­a­tion col­lege stu­dents, pri­mar­i­ly males, with peer advi­sors.

Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia & Van­der­bilt Uni­ver­si­ty: 2016 Col­lege Afford­abililty Diag­no­sis

A study pub­lished by the Insti­tute for Research on High­er Edu­ca­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia Grad­u­ate School of Edu­ca­tion ranks all 50 states on col­lege afford­abil­i­ty, and gives a sober­ing view of the dif­fi­cul­ties many low-and mid­dle-income fam­i­lies have pay­ing for col­lege even after finan­cial aid is tak­en into account. 

Exce­len­cia in Edu­ca­tion & The Uni­ver­si­ty of Tex­as at Austin: Lati­no Males in High­er Edu­ca­tion, Action for Pro­gress

Exce­len­cia in Edu­ca­tion, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tex­as at Austin recent­ly hoster a webi­nar dis­cussing the state of Lati­no males in high­er edu­ca­tion. The research cit­ed high­lights that while col­lege enroll­ment among Lati­nos con­tin­ues to increase, they still lag behind Lati­no females in col­lege enroll­ment. 

Chalk­beat Ten­nessee: Haslam Signs Bill to Assign A-F Let­ter Grades to TN Schools

A new school grad­ing sys­tem will be imple­ment­ed before the begin­ning of the 2017–2018 aca­d­e­mic school year. Ten­nessee schools will recieve let­ter grades on their state report cards based on a com­bi­na­tion of data, which includes stu­dent growth and pro­fi­cien­cy rates. 

Ten­nessee Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion: Equi­table Access to Excel­lent Edu­ca­tors

Mov­ing into the 2015–2016 school year, Ten­nessee aims to main­tain its empha­sis on rig­or­ous stan­dards, aligned assess­ment and strong account­abil­i­ty and to focus on five pri­or­i­ty areas in a new strate­gic plan enti­tled Ten­nessee Suc­ceeds. The strate­gic plan focus areas include ear­ly foun­da­tion and lit­er­a­cy, high school and the bridge to post­sec­ondary, all means, all, edu­ca­tor sup­port and dis­trict empow­er­ment.

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