Tennessee Department of Education to share info and request feedback to “No Child Left Behind” waiver request

The Tennessee Department of Education wants to engage a wide range of stakeholders to communicate information about a waiver request to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (commonly known as “No Child Left Behind”) for Tennessee Public Schools.

The department also wishes to gather feedback from a variety of perspectives to help build a strong request to support student achievement across all statewide elementary and secondary schools, while simultaneously meeting U.S. Department of Education principles.

Everyone with interest in public education is invited to participate in a “town hall call” and webinar tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. CST to preview and discuss the Elementary and Secondary Education Act waiver request. The organizers of the call hope parents, guardians, students, teachers, principals, other school and school district staff, business leaders, and other community members will participate in the call.

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman will join the call and webinar to preview and discuss the Elementary and Secondary Education Act waiver request. Commissioner Huffman will present a preview of what new systems may look like for supporting schools, recognizing schools, and holding schools accountable for student achievement, and will answer questions and gather feedback on the waiver.

The call and webinar are hosted by Stand for Children, Tennessee SCORE, United Ways of Tennessee, and the Memphis Urban League.

HOW TO JOIN THE CALL: Call In Line 1-888-886-6603. Enter extension 17618#.
You can view the Powerpoint connection with the webinar at http://cast.teletownhall.us/web_client/?id=SCTN

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