Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students

            

Getting all state money into paychecks

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.”

TUEAC Spring Meeting

The Tennessee Urban Education Association Council (TUEAC) was established to provide a forum for the exchange of information to address concerns related to programs and practices of interest to an urban association. Annually, active local affiliates of the TUEAC can send up to five representatives from their local to attend. Each respective local is responsible for any travel, hotel arrangements and meals. TUEAC will have lunch available for present participants that register prior to the meeting.

TUEAC Spring Meeting

The Tennessee Urban Education Association Council (TUEAC) was established to provide a forum for the exchange of information to address concerns related to programs and practices of interest to an urban association. Annually, active local affiliates of the TUEAC can send up to five representatives from their local to attend. Each respective local is responsible for any travel, hotel arrangements and meals. TUEAC will have lunch available for present participants that register prior to the meeting.

TUEAC Spring Meeting

The Tennessee Urban Education Association Council (TUEAC) was established to provide a forum for the exchange of information to address concerns related to programs and practices of interest to an urban association. Annually, active local affiliates of the TUEAC can send up to five representatives from their local to attend. Each respective local is responsible for any travel, hotel arrangements and meals. TUEAC will have lunch available for present participants that register prior to the meeting.

Tennessee Teachers React to Gov. Bill Lee's State of the State Address

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The following statement may be attributed to Beth Brown, Grundy County High School teacher and Tennessee Education Association president.

“The Tennessee Education Association is pleased to hear Gov. Bill Lee intends to build on the substantial investments made in recent years to increase state funding of our great public schools. TEA supports his commitment to increasing career technical education programs, STEM initiatives and teacher salaries.

Context matters more than dramatic headlines

By Beth Brown, TEA President

Artist Kenneth Noland said, “For me context is key—from that comes the understanding of everything.” Without seeing the complete picture, we cannot fully appreciate art…or statistics.

Recent headlines proclaimed “large numbers of Tennessee students not ready for college” based on the number of students needing remediation. It’s important that we look at that data in context.

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