The Ten­nessee State Con­fer­ence of the Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion for the Advance­ment of Col­ored Peo­ple (NAACP) pro­pos­es to lever­age their exper­tise and state-wide pres­ence in order to engage their mem­ber­ship, as well as par­ents, com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers, and cler­gy in advo­cat­ing for strong account­abil­i­ty in ESSA and appro­pri­ate and equi­table resources for stu­dents in every dis­trict. Their strate­gies are two-fold; host­ing a series of pub­lic events, town hall/community meet­ings, forums, and media events across the state.

The­se pub­lic events will be com­pli­ment­ed by train­ing ses­sions across the state for chap­ter edu­ca­tion lead­ers, as well as par­ents, and com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers in advo­ca­cy around ESSA imple­men­ta­tion.