Political tempest over seventh grade social studies standards has a key lawmaker scapegoating teachers
Tennessee’s future teachers took school improvement into their own hands with a first annual service project at John Early Middle School in Nashville on Friday, Sept. 25.
“Student TEA members from every part of our state gathered at John Early Middle School to make over an outdoor classroom,” said STEA President Raymond Boyd. “While some people talk about improving teaching and learning conditions at schools, we’re doing something about it.”
A bill to increase state power to open charter schools across Tennessee hit fierce opposition over the past weeks. The Lee administration made concessions, but there are still concerns.
The Tennessee Education Association will offer the Emerging Leaders School in conjunction with the 2019 TEA Summer Leadership Academy to be held June 13-15 at the Embassy Suites Cool Springs, Nashville. The Emerging Leaders School will start at 1:00 p.m. on June 13. Application forms must be received at the TEA Headquarters by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2019.
The governor’s initial budget unveiled on March 4 has $71.3 million in salary increases for “teachers and other positions funded through the BEP formula for next year.” It’s a clear statement what the administration believes should happen. However, in the very next line, the governor budget recognizes a problem TEA has been battling for the past several years.
“The amount of the salary increases will depend on each LEA’s salary schedule and structure, but if applied across-the-board, this would be a 2.5% salary increase.”