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This Black History Month, we want to better understand how to advance Black student success in Tennessee with community-driven policy solutions. Join The Education Trust–Tennessee for an important conversation to explore national and state trends related to Black student success, the important role for education advocates, and considerations for policymakers and leaders about how to ensure we are equipping Black students in Tennessee to succeed in school and beyond.

Our distinguished speaker is Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, the national director of Education Innovation and Research for the NAACP and best-selling author of No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough Not to Believe Every Bad Thing they Hear About Black People.
Dr. Melissa Collins, the 2023 Teacher of the year from Memphis will join Dr. Toldson to provide insights about Black student success in her community. This conversation will be moderated by Ameshia Cross, Director of Communications at The Education Trust.

This event is part of The Education Trust-Tennessee Policy and Community Speaker Series and is co-hosted by the following organizations of the TN Alliance for Equity in Education: My Brother’s Keeper, TN NAACP, The Memphis Education Fund, Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance, Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, Urban League of Middle Tennessee, Knoxville Area Urban League  and Whole Child Strategies.

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