2018 PECCA Petition

Greetings Educators, The time has come for us to work together to collect as many signatures as possible for PECCA. PECCA is the Professional Educators Collaborative Conferencing Act, that replaced collective bargaining in 2011. In order to proceed to the next step in the process we need 15% of the teachers and teacher types in SCS District to sign the …

Retiring Teachers? Plan to sub?

Retired Tennessee Teachers maintaining their leadership beyond the classroom: Thank You! Soon to retire or already retired? Unified membership is required for all persons retiring after August 1992. Unified is defined as belonging to NEA-Retired, TRTA, and your local retired association. Questions regarding membership or local dues should be directed to Donna Cotner, Executive Director at 1-800-342-8367 extension 328 or …

Grant-Funding from UEA/TEA/NEA!

Don’t leave money on the table! Congratulations to UEA member Kyle Kuusisto at Maxine Smith STEAM Academy in Memphis on winning a 2017 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty Insurance Co. UEA/TEA members can apply for grants @ teateachers.org/grants NEA/TEA members of local affiliates like United Education Association (UEA) are eligible for thousands in grant funding! The new TEAch (the …

UEA members in NEA Candidate Training: Join them?

Two UEA members are featured in this 2-minute video about a new NEA training program designed to support and train educators to run and WIN an elected seat! Connisha Wilkes is a Shelby County Schools teacher and Loranzo Andrews is a SCS special education teacher assistant-also known as an ESP: Education Support Professional. The UEA is the Shelby County Schools’ …

TEA/NEA Resources

Members of the United Education Association of Shelby County (UEA) are members of the Tennessee Education Association (TEA) and the National Education Association (NEA). A portion of each members’ dues goes to provide a variety of benefits. Many benefits are managed from the state level, TEA. Others are provided from the NEA. Often each bullet point heading does not have …

The Tennessee State Department of Education

The Tennessee State Department of Education implements the laws and policy as directed by the Tn. State Legislature. Please follow the hyperlink to the TN DOE. Resources for Students and Families Resources for Districts Resources for Educators Academic Standards Alternative Education Assessment Career and Technical Education Early Learning Education Leader Resources Educator Evaluation ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Visit Site

TN State Board of Education

The TEATeacher.org website has a good description of the Tennessee State Board of Education with links to its website, meeting agendas and most recent workshop and meeting. Members of the State Board of Education have a powerful influence on education legislation and policy in Tennessee, and need to be communicated with on a regular basis. Plan to add their contact/emails …