Former TEA President Velma Lois Jones was honored by President Obama during a Black History Month celebration. Jones worked as a teacher in Memphis for more than 40 years. Before serving as TEA president, she represented teachers at all levels of the Memphis Education Association.
NEA's Read Across America Tour - Driven by Mazda made a stop in Nashville to visit students at Napier and Tusculum elementary schools.
Mazda test drive program pledges $1 million for nation’s public school libraries
From the Tennessean/AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennessee is among 10 states President Barack Obama on Thursday will free from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.
Legislators took away your right to bargain in 2011. What will they try to take next? Retirement? You can help stop these injustices by protecting your TEA membership.
The Legislature is attempting to limit and control Tennessee educators’ free speech rights if they use payroll deductions for TEA dues. There is a way to protect your rights and benefits through your membership in TEA - sign up for TEA Automatic Dues Pay.
This statement was released to media statewide on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In his “State of the State” speech last night before Tennessee’s General Assembly, Governor Bill Haslam left many teachers with unanswered questions.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Education Association released its recommendations to correct the state’s flawed annual teacher evaluation system at a news conference today. The agenda was developed as a result of feedback from teachers and administrators through TEA-sponsored regional meetings, online surveys, email and face-to-face communications among TEA staff, leaders, teachers and administrators.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Governor Bill Haslam’s legislative agenda announced yesterday includes proposals that could increase class sizes and decrease teacher pay. These bills will directly harm student learning, classroom safety, graduation rates and public schools’ ability to attract and retain quality teachers.
The Tennessee Education Association today announced a new mobile discount benefit for members that offers on-the-go savings of up to 50 percent on everyday purchases at more than 90,000 local and national retailers. The program is among the largest private â€œshow your phoneâ€ discount networks in the nation.
A new section has been added to the TEA website where you can find updates regarding the State's medical insurance plan. Added today is information regarding plan changes that will be effective January 2012. The latest information is located in the Research area under the Insurance Information link. To access the updates directly click here.