Education

TENNESSEANS FOR QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION is a bipartisan coalition of business, law enforcement, faith, education, civic organizations and individuals committed to quality early childhood education as an essential foundation and urgent priority for a thriving Tennessee.

Tennessee’s teachers are the lifeblood of our childrens’ future. We know investment in quality early childhood education results in:

  • A stronger, more wholesome community
  • Individual citizens who can contribute more to society
  • Resources to ensure teachers and administrators can execute their best

We support the vision that by 2025, at least seventy-five percent of Tennessee’s third graders will be proficient in reading and math, thereby establishing a solid foundation for future academic achievement, employability, and success in life.

Literacy is the civil rights issue of our time. If we are going to get it right, we must start early.

Candice McQueen Commissioner of Education, State of Tennessee
Dr. Amy Doran Coordinator of Early Childhood/Grant Writer/Kingsport City Schools
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Proven Results

You're Making a Difference

We’re proud to champion Tennessee’s Early Childhood Education needs and we’re making a difference! Take a moment to review the results form our recent poll. There’s always more to be done so we thank you in advance for joining us and helping strengthen further!

VIEW THE RESULTS OF OUR RECENT POLL

PreK Quality

Preserved PreK for xx,000 4-year olds while insisting on quality in EVERY classroom.

Parent Engagement

Launched new academic parent-teacher partnerships.

Accountability

Defended aligned assessments and kindergarten portfolio as critical tools for monitoring and improving student progress.

Great Teachers & Leaders

Initiated two vital and actionable studies with Vanderbilt University and Tennessee Department of Education to drive improvements in early grades instruction.

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