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.
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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