Bureau: Tennessee

TECA ConnectED

Join TECA Facilitator-in-Residence Kia Jarmon for an informative, interactive session. TECA ConnectED sessions are 1.5 – 2 hours long and include light snacks. Join TECA staff afterward for food, fun, and fellowship. ConnectED is an opportunity for educators of color from (around the state of TN) to build a communal healing practice. We will go …

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LITE Up the Block

Join LITE Memphis for a day of fun, music, games, and community as we LITE UP THE BLOCK!!!

Represented: Increasing Teacher Diversity in Tennessee’s Educator Preparation Providers (Virtual and In-Person)

Join The Education Trust in Tennessee and the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance on Tuesday, September 27 from 9-11 am CST for the release of their report; “Represented: Increasing Teacher Diversity in Tennessee’s Educator Preparation Providers.” Guest speakers include: Dr. Candice McQueen, President of Lipscomb University Dr. Jason Grissom, Faculty Director at the Tennessee Education …

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Courageous Communications, Strategies for School Leaders

Our top trend from families in the 21 – 22 school year was a desire for increased communications. Join Possip’s Alice Rolli to discuss impactful communications strategies – including the importance of closing the feedback loop, stakeholder engagement, and centering on families.

Possip Demo for Communication Professionals

Use Possip’s multilingual, text-based surveys to amplify the voices of your families, students, and staff to learn their needs and praise in an easy and digestible way.   Join us on Tuesday, July 26th at 11 AM CT / 12 PM ET to learn how you can quickly and effectively hear from your school communities using Possip! 

Possip Demo!

Use Possip’s multilingual, text-based surveys to amplify the voices of your families, students, and staff to learn their needs and praise in an easy and digestible way.   Join us on Wednesday, July 20th at 11 AM CT / 12 PM ET for a breakdown of how you can quickly and effectively hear from your …

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Teach901 Job Fair

On Wednesday, June 29th, via Zoom—Teach901 is gathering school leaders from across the city who are working to secure a Grade A staff for next school year. Register for Fair: https://teach901.com/events/june-teach901-job-fair/ 5 things to Expect: https://choose901.com/teach901-job-fair/

Forum: Who is running for the Memphis Shelby County Schools board?

Get to know candidates running for the Memphis-Shelby County Schools board before the August elections. Chalkbeat, MICAH, and partners are hosting a forum for candidates on July 21. Students and Chalkbeat journalists will ask candidates about their stances on how Tennessee’s largest school district should help children recover from pandemic learning loss, how the board …

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The Education Trust in Tennessee, Dollars and Sense: How to Take Action on TISA Rulemaking

The Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA), the State’s newly passed state funding formula, will impact approximately $9 Billion in state and local education funding starting in 2024. While TISA’s passage is historic and an important milestone for Tennessee’s schools and students, advocates still have important work to do, TISA’s language delegates critical decisions to the rulemaking process, including …

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New Memphis Educator of Excellence award application deadline

Educators of Excellence Award: Celebrating transformational leaders in our schools New Memphis knows that great leadership is needed in every corner of our community — from the board room to the classroom. Educators are essential leaders in our community as their impact and investment is critical to our city’s future success. At New Memphis, we believe it’s paramount …

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May Teach901 Job Fair

MAY TEACH901 JOB FAIRS When: May 17 5:30-7:30pm Where: Crosstown Concourse — 1350 Concourse Ave, 4th Floor of the Central Atrium Who: More than 20+ Teach901 school partners More Info: Choose901’s blog about 5 Things to Expect

Virtual Teach901 Job Fair

MAY TEACH901 JOB FAIRS When:  VIRTUAL: May 10 5-6pm IN-PERSON: May 17 5:30-7:30pm Where: VIRTUAL: Zoom link will be provided to all registrants IN-PERSON: Crosstown Concourse — 1350 Concourse Ave, 4th Floor of the Central Atrium Who: More than 20+ Teach901 school partners More Info: Choose901’s blog about 5 Things to Expect

Ultimate Recess Happy Hour

If you haven’t heard, Ultimate Recess is a time where Teach901 celebrates your excellent investment into Memphis students! On May 6th from 5-8p at Grind City Brewing, we are setting time out to celebrate YOU with a Happy Hour to conclude National Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so thankful for you investing into Memphis’ future. …

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Know Your Rights: What You Need to Know about Tennessee’s latest Censorship Bills

Join the Tennessee Coalition for Truth in Our Classrooms in discussing the anti-truth/censorship bills that have passed through the Tennessee General Assembly this legislative session. The ACLU of Tennessee will guide community members in understanding what they need to know regarding the content and legal implications of two new censorship bills impacting K-12 school library policies, and restricting diversity, equity and …

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Pitch Night

LITE Memphis will host its semi-annual Pitch Night on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 5PM to 8PM in Christian Brothers’ University Center (650 East Parkway South Memphis, TN 38104). At Pitch Night, high school students showcase ventures that they have been developing over 16 weeks. Students present innovative prototypes, sell products, and pitch their ventures …

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New Memphis Teachers’ Lounge

New Memphis Teachers’ Lounge:  A casual and safe space to join other preK-12 teachers from around the city to discuss pressing topics in today’s education landscape and grow together. Register to join us for a Teacher Appreciation Week celebration with Chalkbeat’s own Caroline Bauman, Community Engagement Manager and Cathryn Stout, Bureau Chief.  Food and beverages …

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Connect with Families and Staff Using Text Message Surveys

Join us for our live demo to showcase the services we can provide to schools and districts! Possip gathers feedback from families, students, and staff using quick, multi-lingual, text message surveys.   Let us do the work of gathering the feedback from your school communities, so you can focus on meeting them where they are!

Teach901 Job Fair

For the first time since early 2020, the Teach901 Educator Job Fair will be held in-person on April 7th from 6PM-8PM at Crosstown Concourse. Educators of all experience levels are invited to gather on the 4th floor of the Central Atrium to network with school officials from across the Mid-South as they begin their search …

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Connect with Families and Staff Using Text Message Surveys

Use Possip’s multilingual, text-based surveys to amplify the voices of your families, students, and staff to learn of their needs and praises in an easy and digestible way.  You need to hear from your families, staff, and students.  You are short on time, but value the people in your community.  Let Possip do the heavy lifting.

Classroom conversations: 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. Eight states now have laws restricting how schools can teach about racism and …

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Youth Villages Direct Care Job Fair

Youth Villages is hosting an in-person job fair for direct care career opportunities March 29. Available positions include both degreed and non-degreed openings requiring varying levels of experience. The job fair runs from 2-5 p.m. on March 29, and interested applicants are asked to submit a résumé online to schedule a time for an interview …

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New Memphis Teachers’ Lounge

A casual and safe space to converse with other preK-12 teachers from around the city to discuss pressing topics in today’s education landscape and grow together. Join New Memphis on March 1st for our next conversation:  Tapping into your Teacher Creativity with Alyssa Nucaro, 2019 New Memphis Educator of Excellence and 2021 TEDx Memphis speaker. …

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KIPP Memphis In-Person Hiring Fair: Wed. 12/15 *7,500 Signing Bonus for Licensed Teachers!*

Wondering how you can join our KIPP Memphis team? Attend our In-Person Hiring Fair on Wed. 12/15 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm and interview to join the KMPS family! #KIPPMemphis is looking for resilient and solutions-oriented experts to serve KMPS students in the North Memphis area. We have open roles for Licensed Teachers ($7,500 Signing Bonus!), …

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Freedom Prep Academy Fall Mixer

Are you interested in networking with the Freedom Prep school leadership team and current teachers? Do you want to hear about opportunities for the 2022-2023 school year? If so, RSVP and join us for a night of networking! The Freedom Prep Talent Team is hosting their first hiring event of the season and we would love to …

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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.