Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students


Future Teachers Rebuild Outdoor Classroom in Nashville

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 Valentine’s Day letter to the ones who make a difference

By Carolyn Crowder, TEA Executive Director

In honor of Valentine’s Day this week, I have been thinking of the many groups of people who have made me love being an educator and association leader. 

To students: You are the reason we are all here. You are the calling that brought me into education many years ago. My love for my students and the opportunity to share my love of music with them formed the foundation of my entire professional career.

Big changes in the Capitol

House Education now one of largest committees

With dozens of freshman legislators, new House and Senate leadership, a new governor, and a new commissioner of education, it may take some time to understand the approach of the new General Assembly and the administration toward public schools, though it’s clear education will be front and center.   

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