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Gov. Lee Unveils New Student-Centered Public Education Plan

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This week, Gov. Lee unveiled an updated approach to public education that prioritizes students and invests in the future of Tennessee.

The Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) Act is a student-centered legislative proposal that includes input from thousands of Tennessee parents, students, teachers and administrators over months of collaboration, updating a 30-year-old funding formula.

The plan puts students first and will ensure every Tennessee student reads proficiently by the third grade, is prepared for life beyond the classroom and receives support based on their individual needs.

ICYMI: Watch the TISA Presentation

Gov. Lee invited Tennesseans to tune in as he introduced the plan in detail. View the full presentation here.

Enhancing Public Safety

Law enforcement officials from across the country see Tennessee as a destination for support and freedom. Gov. Lee is proud to stand with Tennessee law enforcement, and his Fiscal Year 2022-23 agenda includes a strong commitment to officers and communities including:

  • $150 million to create the Violent Crime Intervention Grant Fund for safer neighborhoods
  • $355 million for a new law enforcement training academy to train the most professional force in the nation
  • $66 million to hire, train and recruit officers
  • 100 additional Highway Patrol troopers to ensure safety on Tennessee roads 

Tennessee Celebrates Foster Care & Adoption

Tennessee recognized February 13-19 as Adoption is Love Week to celebrate families across the state who have opened their hearts and homes to give kids a permanent, safe and loving environment.

Tennessee Fosters Hope, Gov. Lee’s public-private initiative, has played a key role in engaging the faith community to support foster and adoption families. Tennessee Fosters Hope celebrates one year of serving families this March – learn more and get involved here.