Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students

            

April 2021

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TEA's Week of Action

TEA's Week of Action

March 28, 2021 - 6:00am to April 2, 2021 - 6:00pm

TEA Week of Action: Sunday, March 28 - Friday, April 2, 2021

Long before COVID-19 hit Tennessee, our public schools were already plagued by chronic under-funding by the state. Gov. Bill Lee’s proposed budget includes increases for K-12, but falls far short of what the state can afford and what our schools need. His proposal also will not get Tennessee out of the bottom five states for public school funding.

TEA is asking all educators and public education advocates to stand with the association in a Week of Action to demand a significant increase in public education funding. 

Please use the hashtags #Bottom5 and #FundTNschools, and tag Gov. Lee, your legislators and reporters in your area when posting on social media during the Week of Action. Click here for a list of legislators' social media accounts.

  • Prep for the Week of Action – Watch the video message below from President Beth Brown. 
  • Sunday – Day of prayer and meditation for Tennessee students, educators and elected leaders
  • Monday – Check out the TEA Facebook page for a temporary profile picture to use for the week on your personal social media. When you change your profile image, be sure to share what increased state funding would mean for your students, school and/or personal budget.
  • Tuesday – Send a postcard to Gov. Lee advocating for increased funding and share your postcard message on social media. TEA members will receive a mailer with a tear-off postcard to use. Postage is already paid, so you just need to add your message and drop it in the mail.
  • Wednesday – Wear #RedforEd and/or wear something to represent 46 (to represent Tennessee ranking 46th in state investment in our students), and share a photo on social media.
  • Thursday – Complete online “work order” for repairs needed at your school that could be addressed with increased funding. Watch TEA social media for a link to the work order. 
  • Friday – Share the TEA funding one-pager for your district and the TEA funding primer video on social media. Be sure to tag Gov. Lee, your legislators and reporters in your area!

TEAteachers.org/actionweek

 
 
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TEA Member Legislative Update
 
CANCELED *** PECCA HOUR EVERY TUESDAY, 4-5 PM CENTRAL
 
 
 
VIRTUAL TEA Representative Assembly

VIRTUAL TEA Representative Assembly

April 9, 2021 - 6:00pm to April 10, 2021 - 4:30pm

Please check TEA publications, electronic and social media updates about the upcoming virtual TEA Representative Assembly. It will take place on Friday, April 9, between 6 pm and 8:30 pm. The assembly will resume on Saturday, April 10, at 8 am and will conclude when the business of the association is completed. 

 
 
 
 
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TEA Member Legislative Update
 
PECCA HOUR EVERY TUESDAY, 4-5 PM CENTRAL
 
Fighting Bias from the Comfort of Home
 
 
TEA Legal's After School Special: TEA Legal's After School Special: Understanding Protections for Pregnant Workers and Parental Leave Rights

TEA Legal's After School Special: TEA Legal's After School Special: Understanding Protections for Pregnant Workers and Parental Leave Rights

April 15, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

TEA Legal's After School Special: Understanding Protections for Pregnant Workers and Parental Leave Rights

So, you didn’t stay six feet apart? - Oh, baby, then don’t miss this opportunity to learn the latest about protections for pregnant workers and your parental leave rights. Register for a live, 30-minute After-School Special by the TEA legal department. Webinar will be held Thursday, April 15th, at 4 pm Central/5 pm Eastern. This webinar is part of TEA members-only webinar series that will take no longer than 30 minutes every third Thursday of every month (except December), covering professional rights, responsibilities and issues of concern to members. The live webinar participation is limited, so register today.

Apr 15, 2021 04:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

 
 
 
 
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Events for 2021-03-01

March 1, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Join the weekly legislative update with TEA President Beth Brown and a member of TEA's Government Relations team every Monday through April 26, 2021, at 5 pm Central time. 

https://tnea-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FeWsxhOQSL29SiYWynI7Mg