Want to have a “sit down” with the Commissioner for Tennessee’s Department of Education? If so… now is your chance!

Over the past several months, the department has been listening to a broad range of audiences about how Tennessee can make a smooth transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). That’s the new federal K-12 education law that replaces No Child Left Behind.

Over the next few weeks, the department will release a draft of the state’s plan to the public and host a series of 5 town hall meetings, across the state, to discuss that plan in detail. At these events, Commissioner, Candice McQueen, will provide updates on the ESSA state plan, highlight key themes that have emerged during these discussions and talk about what the work looks like moving forward.

The closest meeting will be held in Nashville, two weeks from today.

Thursday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m.
Pearl Cohn High School
904 26th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37208

Those who can’t make it to the meeting will still get the opportunity to weigh in and provide feedback through an online questionnaire that will mirror those being asked at the meetings. That form will be posted on the department’s ESSA website at the following address: tn.gov/education/essa.

Note: If you plan to attend a town hall meeting in person, the state is asking that you RSVP, by clicking here.