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Parents, Students, & Teachers: Provide Feedback to Tennessee Department of Education on ESSA

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If you are concerned about changes to education law and how the Every Student Succeeds Act will be implemented, please take the time to contribute your voice to the discussion. I am passing along the message below from our friends at the Tennessee Arts Commission on behalf of arts educators across Tennessee who worked hard this summer to gather relevant and appropriate recommendations together:

We have four days people!

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TN Dept. of Education Seeks Feedback on New Education Law by August 15

Here’s your opportunity to communicate how the arts play a part in a well-rounded education

The Tennessee Department of Education is engaging stakeholders by asking for feedback on the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This feedback will inform a Tennessee-specific ESSA plan which will impact standards, assessment and accountability in Tennessee schools and may also impact arts education. For more information about ESSA and how it relates to arts education, see this memo.

The following feedback forms are due August 15, 2016


Please take 10-20 minutes, to complete the General ESSA Feedback Form. Each question allows a maximum of only 500 characters, so brevity is key!

Also available are suggested talking points:

click here for a list created by arts education leaders throughout Tennessee;

click here for talking points created by the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts.

Parents and Students:

Complete the Parent & Student ESSA Feedback Form to communicate what a well-rounded education means to you and how your school supports your education or that of your child.


  1. Schneller, Pamela Jo says:


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