Tennessee

Know Your Rights: Your Guide to Understanding the 2024 Education Censorship Bills in Tennessee

Join the Tennessee Coalition for Truth in Our Classrooms for a briefing and discussion on the new censorship laws that passed in the 113th Tennessee General Assembly in 2024, and how educators, students and community members have been affected and are responding. Stella Yarbrough, Legal Director of The ACLU of Tennessee, will guide attendees in understanding […]

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The Monolith Myth: Support and Inclusion for AAPI Students in Tennessee

This Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we want to understand how we can better support Asian American students in Tennessee. Join EdTrust – Tennessee to learn more about Asian American students in our state, current issues impacting their success in the classroom and opportunities for education advocates and policymakers to ensure they are

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New Memphis Educators of Excellence

Educators of Excellence Award: Celebrating transformational leaders in our schools Do you know – or are you – an amazing educator in our city? Applications and nominations for the Educators of Excellence award are open NOW until June 30.   Nominations: https://www.tfaforms.com/5046534Applications: https://www.tfaforms.com/5046532 Applicants must plan to be employed in Memphis as a prek-12th grade full-time

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Know Your Rights: What You Need to Know About Tennessee’s Censorship Bills from the 2024 Legislative Session

Join the Tennessee Coalition for Truth in Our Classrooms for a briefing and discussion on the new censorship laws that passed in the 113th Tennessee General Assembly in 2024, and how educators, students and community members have been affected and are responding. Stella Yarbrough, Legal Director of The ACLU of Tennessee, will guide attendees in

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Improving Your 2024-2025 Mathematics Program

How school and district leaders can prepare this summer for the 2024/25 school year. During this 1-hour webinar, trusted K-12 national mathematics expert Dr. Timothy D. Kanold will provide research-affirmed protocols to guide your school, district, or department in proactively preparing for the upcoming 2024–2025 school year. Identify previous grade-level standards not yet Determine where

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New Memphis Teachers’ Lounge

Throughout the year, our Teachers’ Lounge series convenes conversations about what’s happening in your classrooms and how to improve, but as the year comes to a close, it’s just a party to celebrate you and your accomplishments! After mind-numbing days of proctoring state tests, come celebrate with us at Alchemy Memphis for Teachers’ Lounge: Teacher

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New Memphis Teachers’ Lounge

HAPPY HOUR ALERT! Teachers’ Lounges are a casual and safe space for teachers to discuss pressing topics in today’s education landscape and grow together. New Memphis’s next free event is Tuesday, February 13, from 5:30-7:00pm at novel. Memphis — food and drinks provided! Register to join New Memphis and Frank Jemsion, III, Social-Emotional Health Consultant,

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Telling Your Story: Effective Communication & Media Strategies in Legislative Advocacy

Join The Education Trust – Tennessee for a Gearing Up Advocacy Training on how to meaningfully tell your story when engaging with elected officials and integrating your stories into advocacy campaigns that mobilizes your community to act. We will be joined by RALLY, a national advocacy organization, who will provide an overview of the importance

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Understanding Tennessee’s Education Budget with The Sycamore Institute

In early February, Governor Lee will deliver his annual State of the State address and unveil his priorities for the year and his recommendations for the 2024 – 2025 budget. Tennessee’s budget is one of the most significant pieces of public policy our governor and the Tennessee General Assembly tackle each year. Yet understanding what’s

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Effective Legislator Engagement

Join The Education Trust – Tennessee for a Gearing Up Advocacy Training on how to identify key legislators for advocacy efforts, effectively schedule and plan legislative meetings, and build meaningful relationships with legislators. Attendees will learn how to “power map”, meaning identify who has power to influence a specific issue, at the local & state

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Public Forum on Federal Education Funding of Tennessee public schools

A panel discussion on the role of federal funding in local public schools, as the Tenessee legislature considers the possibility of rejecting the money. Panelists include Maryville City Schools Director Mike Winstead; Alcoa City Schools Director Becky Stone; retired Blount County Schools Assistant Director Mike Crabtree; Brian Staessle, executive director of the Sycamore Institute, which

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Vouchers and Education Savings Accounts: The Right Choice for Tennessee?

Join the Education Trust – Tennessee to learn about Governor Lee’s effort to expand vouchers across Tennessee. Our panelists will break down the differences between vouchers and education savings accounts, review the proposed voucher legislation in TN, and explore the fiscal implications for districts and for the state. We will also hear from advocates in

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Gearing Up for the 113th TN Legislative Session & 2024 Alliance Policy Agenda Release

Join The Education Trust – Tennessee to prepare and stay in the know for this upcoming legislative session. Attendees will get the inside scoop on the 113th Tennessee General Assembly, education committees and leaders, and hear directly from state legislators on the potential issues that will arise this session. We’ll share helpful advocacy tools, review

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Memphis Power Summit 2023

Stand for Children, Memphis for All, Memphis Artists for Change, Memphis Community Against Pollution, and partners invite emerging and experienced community organizers for a day of workshops to network and build skills. We’re excited for this chance to learn, refresh, and strategize together ahead of 2024, which promises to be a big year of opportunities for

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A New Promise: Ensuring Equitable Financial Aid Design for College Students in Tennessee

Higher Education is a crucial lever to ensuring economic mobility for all Tennesseans, but the rising cost of attending college threatens this promise of equal opportunity, particularly for students from economically vulnerable backgrounds. Tennessee has an opportunity to drive more students towards a postsecondary credential through a financial aid system that acknowledges the economic and

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New Memphis Teachers’ Lounge

HAPPY HOUR ALERT! Teachers’ Lounges are a casual and safe space for teachers to discuss pressing topics in today’s education landscape and grow together. New Memphis’s next free event is Tuesday, November 14, from 5:30-7:00pm at Good Fortune Co.! – they provide food and drinks! Hosted by Meka Egwuekwe, Executive Director of CodeCrew, this convo

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Breaking the Language Barrier: How Hearing From All Voices Can Improve Schools

Language doesn’t have to be a barrier to engaging families in your school or district. Learn what Possip has learned about differences and similarities in how families with primary languages other than English engage with their child’s school. And join us in imagining future possibilities for even more meaningful engagement in the future!

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Parent Workshop: How to Teach Your Child to Read

On November 8th, join First 8 Memphis for our Parent Speaker Series Workshop: How to Teach Your Child To Read. Parents/guardians with children ages 0-5 will learn: reading “talking tips” the meaning of words, and Read-n-Ready phonics! First 8 Memphis is thrilled to welcome friends, Dr. Deborah Reed, Director of Tennessee Reading Research Center, Sonja Randall, LENA Coordinator at

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Possip Live Demo

Possip helps over 1,400 school and district leaders across the nation build stronger cultures by elevating the voices of their diverse stakeholders. Since 2017, Possip has collected and analyzed over 1.65M Pulse Check™ survey responses in the preferred language of staff, families, students, and others served by government programs or services. Join our live demo

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Possip Live Demo

Possip helps over 1,400 school and district leaders across the nation build stronger cultures by elevating the voices of their diverse stakeholders. Since 2017, Possip has collected and analyzed over 1.65M Pulse Check™ survey responses in the preferred language of staff, families, students, and others served by government programs or services. Join our live demo

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Possip Live Demo

Possip helps over 1,400 school and district leaders across the nation build stronger cultures by elevating the voices of their diverse stakeholders. Since 2017, Possip has collected and analyzed over 1.65M Pulse Check™ survey responses in the preferred language of staff, families, students, and others served by government programs or services. Join our live demo

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New Memphis Teachers’ Lounge

HAPPY HOUR ALERT! Teachers’ Lounges are a casual and safe space for teachers to discuss pressing topics in today’s education landscape and grow together. New Memphis’s next free event is Tuesday, September 5, from 5:30-7:00pm at Belltower Coffee and Wine Bar! – they provide food and drinks! Hosted by Katie Jones, Director for Teaching and

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Race-Conscious Affirmative Action & The Education Implications for Tennessee

Join us for a dive deep into the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States impacting race-conscious affirmative action. This webinar will provide an overview of the history of affirmative action, the SCOTUS decision’s impact on campus diversity, and the educational short-term and long-term implications for Tennessee. Additionally, we will discuss best

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Spillit: Baggage Claim

Join New Memphis and Spillit for a Center Stage event – an evening of stories from educators that speak to the theme, “Baggage Claim.” What journeys have brought teachers to where they are now? Which experiences have shaped their perspectives? What are people reclaiming in the stories of their lives? New Memphis will also announce our 2023 Educators

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First 8 Years Speaker Series: Early Childhood Education Starts Before Birth

On August 17th, join First 8 Memphis for our Speaker Series with keynote speaker Dr. Monica McLemore. Dr. McLemore is a Professor and the Interim Director for the Center for Anti-Racism in Nursing at the University of Washington. Dr. McLemore and a panel of local experts will speak on how Early Childhood Education Starts Before

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A Legislative Review and Interactive Forum for Youth & Adult Allies

This event will serve as an opportunity for students to interact with state lawmakers, discuss legislation, and strategize for the next legislative session. Additionally, practitioners who work alongside youth will be able to learn more about the political process and how to best serve as an ally to students when they exercise their voice. 

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Know Your Rights: What You Need to Know About Tennessee’s Censorship Bills from the 2023 Legislative Session

Join the Tennessee Coalition for Truth in Our Classrooms for a briefing and discussion on the new censorship laws that passed in the Tennessee General Assembly in 2023, and how educators, students and community members have been affected and are responding. The ACLU of Tennessee will guide attendees in understanding the content and legal implications of the censorship

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New Memphis Educators of Excellence

Educators of Excellence Award: Celebrating transformational leaders in our schoolsDo you know – or are you – an amazing educator in our city? Applications and nominations for the Educators of Excellence award are open through June 30, 2023. Follow @thenewmemphis on social media to stay up-to-date during the application window and for when we recognize winners annually. Applicants must plan to be employed

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Tennessee’s 3rd & 4th Grade Retention Law: What’s Next for Students and Schools?

Join The Education Trust – Tennessee to review the latest updates on 3rd and 4th-grade retention. We will dig into what we know about Tennessee’s new 2023 retention law and share critical next steps for students, families, educators, and advocates. We’ll be joined by the Tennessee Education Research Alliance, who will present their findings on

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MBA Schools Job Fair

We want you to teach with MBA Schools! Come meet us Saturday, May 6th at our STEM Academy Campus in Frayser to learn more about joining the MBA Family. RSVP: https://lnkd.in/e52N89u9 Memphis Business Academy knows that having quality teachers is vital to providing quality education to our executives and scholars. At Memphis Business Academy, our

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New Memphis Teachers’ Lounge

HAPPY HOUR ALERT! Teachers’ Lounges are a casual and safe space for teachers to discuss pressing topics in today’s education landscape and grow together. New Memphis’s next free event is Tuesday, May 2, from 5:30-7:00pm at Fancy’s Fish House downtown – they provide food and drinks and we will raffle off giveaways throughout the event!

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First 8 Years Speaker Series

First 8 Memphis is thrilled to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Walter Gilliam, Executive Director of Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Dr. Gilliam and a panel of local experts will speak on Impact of Implicit Bias and COVID-19 in Relation to Early Care and Education Settings. Dr. Gilliam will be joined by local expert panelists: Robin Mayweather, Owner/Executive Director of Red

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Tennessee Policy & Advocacy Training for Educators

Are you an educator or advocate who wants to better understand the policy making process, legislative advocacy, and current bills moving through the Tennessee General Assembly? Join us for an advocacy training that will review important education governance structures and review current priority policy issues impacting educators this legislative session. Participants will hear directly from

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Become a Legislative Pro: Tracking Bills and Taking Action (Youth Only Session)

Are you a student that is looking to deepen your legislative knowledge and explore resources to support your advocacy efforts? Join us as we review how a bill becomes law, how to read and conduct bill analysis, and how to utilize Ed Trust TN’s Bill Tracker tool. Participants will leave with a fuller understanding of

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Understanding Tennessee’s Education Budget with the Sycamore Institute

On February 6th, Governor Lee delivered his annual State of the State address, unveiled his priorities for the year, and gave his recommendations for the 2023 – 2024 budget. Tennessee’s budget is one of the most significant pieces of public policy our governor and the Tennessee General Assembly tackle each year. Join us and Mandy

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FREE PD: Teaching the History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict Using Primary Sources

This self-paced, online course uses primary sources, videos, and engaging learning tools to trace the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. You’ll start with the rise of Arab nationalism and Zionism, unpack the broken promises made during World War I, tackle the Mandate Era, the major wars and peace treaties, and reflect on the continuing conflict

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TECHSPO Nashville 2023 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)

Where Business, Tech and Innovation Collide in Nashville! TECHSPO Nashville 2023 is your chance to …– Check out exhibitors showcasing the next generation of technology & innovation.– Be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.– Interact with technology enthusiasts, build your network and reunite with your

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New Memphis Teachers’ Lounge

HAPPY HOUR ALERT! Teachers’ Lounges are a casual and safe space for teachers to discuss pressing topics in today’s education landscape and grow together. New Memphis’s next free event is Tuesday, February 7, from 5:30-7:00pm at Las Delicias on Quince – they provide food and drinks! The convo about Teacher Influencers: The Role of Social

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First 8 Years Speaker Series

On January 26th, join First 8 Memphis for their First 8 Years Speaker Series with keynote speaker Dr. Clinton Boyd, Jr., Executive Director of Fathers, Families, & Healthy Communities (FFHC). Dr. Boyd and a panel of local experts will speak on Fathers and School Readiness: How Fathers’ Engagement Improves Children’s Success. More about Dr. Boyd: Collaborator with

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TECA ConnectED Chattanooga

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 beyond

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New Memphis Teachers’ Lounge

HAPPY HOUR ALERT! Teachers’ Lounges are a casual and safe space for teachers to discuss pressing topics in today’s education landscape and grow together. New Memphis’s next free event is Wednesday, November 30, from 5:30-7:00pm at The Bluff— food and drinks provided! Memphis Education Fund will be guest hosting to talk about next steps in

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Thriving Together Tennessee: Discovering Innovative Pathways for College Success

Join The Education Trust in Tennessee as we celebrate the culmination of our Thrive Community of Practice and Fellows Program. This half-day convening includes the release of our report, Thriving Together Tennessee: Discovering Innovative Pathways for College Success, a youth participatory action research project, and student-moderated panel conversations with: Wil Del Pilar, Vice-President of Higher

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AMPL!FY Youth Voice Symposium

Youth Communication and national education leaders will discuss strategies to address complex education challenges and create culturally responsive learning communities to: Help young people heal from experiences with racism, sexism, and other injustices Support students to achieve their personal and academic goals Uplift teen voices in a world that too often marginalizes them This event is in-person in

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Know Your Rights: Updates on What You Need to Know About Tennessee’s K-12 Censorship Bills

Join the Tennessee Coalition for Truth in Our Classrooms for a briefing and discussion on the implementation of the anti-truth and censorship laws that passed in the Tennessee General Assembly in 2021 and 2022, and how educators, students and community members are being affected and responding. The ACLU of Tennessee will guide attendees in understanding the content and

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First 8 Years Speaker Series

This First 8 Years Speaker Series brings local, state, and national early childhood experts together to discuss the most impactful topics and trends in early childhood education and provide unique context to their place in the Memphis community. First 8 Memphis is thrilled to welcome award-winning author and nationally recognized keynote speaker Dr. Walter Gilliam to our

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The Christian Nationalist Assault on Public Education in Tennessee

No matter where we live or what we believe, we all want our children to succeed. But many students are denied opportunities because their schools and communities are underfunded and under-resourced. Politicians deny students and schools resources and cut funding to promote voucher schemes or Charter Schools when students don’t meet their expectations. The arc

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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. Register to attend. Food and drinks provided, always. October 25: Balance Matters: Schedule It! with 2019 Educator of Excellence, Crystal Harris. In person at Café Ole.

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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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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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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/

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Exploring Race & Gender in Teacher Evaluation Scores

The Education Trust in Tennessee, The Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance, and the Tennessee Education Association invite you to a webinar to learn about new research by the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College that reveals that Black and male teachers in Tennessee have received lower observation scores than White and

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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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