Bureau: Tennessee

School Funding Community Town Hall

The Tennessee Alliance for Equity in Education, is excited to invite you to a community town hall on school funding reform. Tennessee’s funding formula has become an engine of inequality and we have an opportunity to replace one of the nation’s most underfunded and inequitable education funding formulas in the country. Our school districts are incredibly diverse, …

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Statewide Town Halls to Discuss a Student-Based Funding

The Tennessee Department of Education invites all Tennesseans to regional public town halls to be part of the open dialogue and discussion on Tennessee’s review of a student-based public education funding strategy. Each town hall will take place in-person and will also be livestreamed. These public town halls will spark localized conversations about student-based funding …

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RESET: Emotional and Social Wellbeing for Educators, Tips from the Courageous Classroom

The National Civil Rights Museum will host a virtual workshop for educators on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. entitled “RESET: Emotional and Social Wellbeing for Educators, Tips from the Courageous Classroom.” Led by author Janet Taylor, the session is part of the museum’s Teacher Workshop Series. In this session, we will focus on understanding the elements …

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Back to School Supply Drive

The Magic Dads Youth Mentor Group provides mentoring and community service to school age children in an urban community in Memphis. We are having our annual school supply drive and block party. We are giving away free backpacks filled with supplies along with free haircuts/hairstyles. Free food, music, and games will be available. Contributions are …

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Critical Conversations: How limiting lessons about race and bias will impact Tennessee’s classrooms

“Join The Education Trust in Tennessee for a webinar on the recently passed legislation, which bans critical conversations about systemic oppression and racism in Tennessee’s classrooms. We will provide advocates with the opportunity to hear from an expert panel on what this ban may mean for Tennessee’s teachers and students. Featured Panelists Include: • Trey …

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TN History for Kids Summer Road Show Museum of Appalachia

An all-day social studies inservice that focuses on early Tennessee history. Presentations on Cherokee culture, the frontier wars between Native Americans and settlers, how Tennessee became a state, the Trail of Tears, and Appalachian culture. Presenters include Mark and Sherry Finchum of Indian Creek Productions, THFK founder Bill Carey, and the staff of the museum. …

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TN History for Kids Summer Road Show in Memphis

A day-long social studies/history inservice focusing on early Memphis industries and the Civil Rights Movement. Speakers include author/journalist Marc Perrusquia, Civil Rights historians Daphene McFerren and John Ashworth, Memphis historian Willy Bearden and THFK founder Bill Carey.