Analyzing TISA: A Dollars and Sense Guide to the Proposed Formula

Zoom Virtual Meeting

The Tennessee General Assembly will take up the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) this session - the proposed funding formula for K-12 education that will replace the BEP. Join us to learn about the different components of the bill, see our analysis and learn about ways to share your perspective with policymakers. Learn More >

The Real Cost of College – Thrive

Zoom Virtual Meeting

The details of college costs can be overwhelming, and they are further complicated by confusing and complex aid and scholarship applications and programs. Join Bob Obrohta, Executive Director of the TN College Access and Success Network, as he walks through how to interpret the real costs of college and how to advocate for special circumstances for students. Learn More >

How the CRT debate and the culture wars impact students in Tennessee

Across the country, new laws targeting critical race theory and debated books are influencing the small but pivotal decisions educators make every day: how to answer a student’s question, what texts to read as a class, how to prepare for a lesson. Join Chalkbeat Tennessee and the Education Trust in Tennessee for a panel discussion with students and educators. Learn More >

Why Does Having A Diverse Teacher Workforce Matter to Students?

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Join The Education Trust in Tennessee’s EmpowerED student voice network as we discuss the importance of teacher diversity and the need for a diverse teacher workforce in Tennessee. Keynote speaker, Dr. Diarese George, will be interviewed in a fireside chat by League Leader, Dereke Townsend, a senior at the University Tennessee Knoxville and an aspiring history teacher. Learn More >

Using Data to Inform College Access Decisions

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Data-driven decisions can lead to dramatic changes, but what trustworthy data do we use? How do we find it? What does each piece of data reflect about my school/community? Participants will learn reliable data sources and how to analyze data points to inform practice. Learn More >

Improving Education Finance Equity for English Learners

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Join the Education Trust and Bellwether Partners to learn more about how state school funding systems for English Learners have failed to adapt to learning their learning needs in the Southeast. Today, English Learners are the fastest growing student population and make up 15% of students in the region. Hear from experts on what transformational and equitable funding systems for EL students can look like, and how to advocate for change. Learn More >

Federal & State Policy

Federal and state policies can have positive and negative influences over college and career success. As practitioners, we know certain policies need “edits” and others need to be created. Participants will be provided an overview of relevant policies that impact college access, affordability and success, and learn advocacy strategies. Learn More >

Partnerships with Higher Education to Increase Student Success

Higher Education Institutions can form intentional and productive partnerships with K12 schools, encouraging college and career success before students set foot on a college campus. Participants will be provided and overview of successful partnerships and learn how to establish K12 and higher education partnerships in their communities and with their organizations. Learn More >

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