State Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman to join town hall call and webinar to preview and discuss the ESEA waiver request

WHAT: Tennessee has the opportunity to submit a waiver in implementing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – commonly known as No Child Left Behind. Tennessee Commissioner of Education Kevin 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.

WHO SHOULD CALL IN: Everyone with interest in public education is invited, especially: parents, guardians, students, teachers, principals, other school and school district staff, business leaders, and other community members.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM CT

HOW TO JOIN THE CALL: Call In Line: 1-888-886-6603. Enter extension 17618#. To view the Powerpoint connect to the webinar online at

WHY: As part of the process for developing the “ESEA waiver” request for Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Education wants to engage a wide range of stakeholders to communicate information about the request and to gather feedback from a variety of perspectives. This will help the Tennessee Department of Education build a strong request that will: support student achievement across all Tennessee elementary and secondary schools; meet U.S. Department of Education principles; and be ready for successful implementation upon federal approval.

Hosted by Stand for Children, Tennessee SCORE,
United Ways of Tennessee, and the Memphis Urban League.

We sincerely hope you can join us for this important call.

Kenya Bradshaw
Executive Director,
Stand for Children

Jamie Woodson
CEO and President
Tennessee SCORE

Mary Graham
United Ways of TennesseeSponsored by United Way of Tennessee
Tomeka Hart
CEO and President
Memphis Urban League