State: Tennessee

Overview

Tennessee
Your Guide to Data and Services for Tennessee

SREB works with Tennessee policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources — plus details on how Tennessee uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.

Tennessee Members of the Board

Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, ex officio (2019)
Harry Ray Brooks, State Representative, Knoxville (2014)
Beth Cox, Sumner County School Board member, Hendersonville (2016)
Krissy DeAlejandro, Executive Director, tnAchieves, Knoxville (2017)
L. Anthony Wise, President, Pellissippi State College, Knoxville (2019)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

Tennessee Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Harry Ray Brooks, State Representative, Knoxville
Reginald Tate, State Senator, Memphis
Mark White, State Representative, Memphis

Publication October 20165 pages

Tennessee
College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

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Publication June 201640 pages(16E07-TN)

Tennessee: Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace

Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace is the seventh biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.

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Publication May 20164 pages

Professional Learning
Tennessee

SREB researchers gathered information on efforts in Tennessee, particularly at the Tennessee Department of Education, to foster effective professional learning on the state’s college- and career-readiness standards, the Tennessee Academic Standards. In collaboration with SREB states and national experts, SREB identified a set of expected state actions — “look-fors” — in four areas of state leadership in professional learning.

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Promising Affordability Practices in Oklahoma, Tennessee
What the research tells us

SREB’s Commission on College Affordability in the South convened in New Orleans in December 2014 for its second meeting to focus state policies on increasing the students’ ability to pay for and complete college. Members learned what the research tells us about affordability’s effects on enrollment and completion and heard about promising practices in two states, Oklahoma and Tennessee.