The Education Trust is a national education research, policy and advocacy organization, and we opened The Education Trust in Tennessee in January of 2020, centering student voices in their work from the beginning. Most notably, there are two primary [...]
The students at the Tennessee State University say they understand the campus needs help especially when it comes to housing. But they are concerned about the state’s involvement in their future. Tennessee State University had a record enrollment in [...]
Watch Trey Cunningham, a student from Brownsville, share how his experience growing up in a majority Black, rural Tennessee town has shaped the questions he will ask at #InTheirVoices: Students Speak with Secretary Cardona. Watch the video [...]
As America reckons with systemic racism, schools are responding by expanding diversity and inclusion efforts. But as the efforts have become fused with a decades-old legal concept known as critical race theory, some parents and conservative activists are fighting [...]
The coronavirus has heightened inequities within higher education, disrupted campus life, and put a financial strain on many families. As the fall semester gets started, we want to hear directly from students. Chalkbeat Tennessee and The Education Trust in [...]
Tennessee students and educators gathered virtually to brainstorm how schools can foster meaningful classroom conversations in the wake of the most divisive presidential election in modern U.S. history. The event was hosted by Chalkbeat and The Education Trust in [...]
The Education Trust in Tennessee advocates for equitable education for historically underserved students across the state. We believe in centering the voices of Tennessee students and families as we work alongside them for the future they deserve.