Tennessee’s New Funding Formula: A Conversation with Advocacy Leaders

Tennessee leaders made big moves in the 2022 legislative session, as the state passed a major bill to modernize its education finance system and direct resources where they are needed most through the adoption of the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) formula. Join this session to hear from PIE Network leaders on what this […]

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PIE Network Members And Partners Celebrate Tennesee’s Investments In Students 

Tennessee policymakers and advocates are celebrating historic legislation, as Governor Lee signed the Tennessee Investment for Student Achievement (TISA) into law. The new law replaces the state’s Basic Education Program, which was passed in 1992. Below are links and excerpts from PIE Network members and partners on the passage of the new law as well […]

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Survey Says: May 2022

PIE Network brings you the latest surveys and public opinion polls that capture the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, principals, and system leaders. Axios compiled data on declining enrollment trends:  Districts with the most remote learning lost 4% of their students.  New York saw the most significant decline of any state, with a nearly 6% […]

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Working Group: ESSER Tracking and Advocacy

This ESSER Tracking and Advocacy Working Group is open to all Network members. In this meeting, leaders from SCORE in Tennessee, A+ Education Partnership in Alabama, and the School and State Finance Project in Connecticut will share tools they’ve built to track ESSER spending and promote the strategic use of these funds, and will join […]

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Looking Back & Looking Ahead: Race & Education Policy Landscape Update

Efforts to advance legislation that curtails the teaching of history, literature, and race in education have continued to spread across the country, and the playbook to target school boards, schools, teachers, curricula, and classroom instruction continues to evolve. Join for this discussion on new research, how recent legislation in Indiana failed, what leaders in Tennessee […]

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Tennessee’s New Teacher Apprenticeship Program and Grow Your Own Models

As states continue to grapple with teacher shortages and the need to diversify the teaching profession, many are adopting strategies to increase access to and reduce the cost of teacher preparation. A new effort to expand routes into the teaching profession is Tennessee’s Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship program, the first K-12 teacher apprenticeship program in the […]

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