Tennessee Resources

Tennessee Resources

Federal Resources for Tennessee

Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) State Network: Tennessee
Established by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education, the Technical Assistance (TA) Center on PBIS is charged with providing schools capacity-building information and TA for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective schoolwide disciplinary practices. This page of the Center’s Web site includes contact information for Tennessee’s PBIS coordinators and facilitators and its designated TA Center partner.

 

State Resources for Tennessee

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning: Collaborative Districts Initiative: Tennessee (Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools):
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL’s) Collaborating Districts Initiative is a national effort aimed at supporting districts’ capacities to promote social and emotional learning for all students. This effort recognizes that positive student outcomes depend on improving classrooms and schools, which in turn depends on improving districtwide capacities and conditions. To promote such systemic changes, CASEL has partnered with eight large urban school districts. This page provides links to information about this initiative in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and other participating districts.

Advancement Project: Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track: Web Site and State Map
Advancement Project works at both the national level and with grassroots organizations nationwide to examine, expose, and reform practices that lead to the criminalization of students. It also works to build capacity for community-led work and build bridges among those working to end the school-to-prison pipeline. This map presents State-based activities, resources, and news related to the school-to-prison pipeline.

Dignity in Schools Campaign: Resources on Your State: Tennessee
This Web site includes resources, by State, that the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) has been collecting for stakeholders. For some States, the Web site includes information on suspension and the pipeline to prison, as well as parent advocacy guides related to student pushout.

National Center for School Engagement Truancy Program Registry
The National Center for School Engagement provides a registry of truancy reduction programs by State, and includes detailed information about each program including contact information and evidence of effectiveness. Searches can also be narrowed by keywords, grade level, evidence of effectiveness, and more.

National Center on Response to Intervention: RTI State Database: Tennessee
Response to Intervention (RTI) integrates assessment and interventions to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems. This database provides locally-developed (by States, territories, or districts) resources on a number of topics related to RTI, including behavior management, disproportionality, and cultural and linguistic competence. The resources, which range from policy documents and briefs to trainings and tools, are provided in an effort to share examples and information across States. Site visitors can search the database by State, topic (e.g., disproportionality, cultural and linguistic diversity), grade level, resource type, and/or audience.

National School Climate Center: School Climate Policies and Laws Database: Tennessee
This database contains information about laws and policies designed to address school climate and bullying prevention in each State. From this database, users can generate profiles of State policies for school climate and bullying prevention efforts, and view reports on State policies on these two issues.

Safe Supportive Learning: State/Grantee Profile: Tennessee
The Tennessee Department of Education is implementing several programs that are designed to help its schools ensure they are safe and supportive, thereby improving student outcomes. This Web site provides a description of such programs and other information on each State’s program related to safe schools and violence prevention, school climate measurement efforts, State data, and contact information. Each S3 State grantee is highlighted on the map and is linked to the State profile.