NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) joined leaders in education in San Diego at the Education Commission of the States’ National Forum on Education Policy. The week-long forum brought front-runners from across the nation together to explore education policy from early learning to postsecondary issues.
“This forum provides an opportunity for collaboration with other states to share successes and learn from innovative leaders,” said Gresham, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. “The knowledge and expertise we have gained from speakers and activities this week has been invaluable, not only for building on our understanding of the state of education across the country, but also for ensuring that every student in Tennessee has a future that gets brighter every year.”
Gresham was first appointed as Commissioner to the Education Commission of the States in 2009, and she has spent the past two years as the Vice Chairman. She also serves as the Chairman of the Planning Committee and the Steering Committee and sits on the Nominating Committee.
“It has been a pleasure working alongside Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Tennessee Sen. Dolores Gresham and South Dakota Secretary of Education Melody Schopp over the past two years. Their engagement has been instrumental to help Education Commission of the States expand its outreach and support to states,” said President Jeremy Anderson.
The Education Commission of the States’ National Forum on Education Policy provides an arena for governors, chief state school officers, legislators, higher education executives, school board members and the nation’s top teachers to discuss today’s top policy issues.
“As Tennessee continues to be the fastest improving state in K-12 academics in the nation, it’s important that we continue that progress,” added Gresham. “I am honored to have served as Vice Chairman for the past term, and I look forward doing all I can to keep Tennessee competitive on the national stage.”