(NASHVILLE) July 6, 2018 – Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) received an A+ from Tennesseans for Student Success on their recently released yearly TNSuccessCard Scorecard for his support of legislation promoting student success. The Scorecard is part of the organization’s statewide efforts to engage with all Tennesseans on education reform issues and highlights the work done in the 110th General Assembly.
“I was pleased to sponsor and support legislation to help students succeed in the classroom and in the workplace,” said Senator Norris. “One piece of legislation I sponsored this year incentivizes work-based learning programs that provide students with the opportunity to be gainfully employed, earn a wage, and obtain school credit for their work. This program will set students up for lifelong success.”
Other highlighted legislation sponsored by Senator Norris includes the 2018/2019 state budget which adds $212 million to K-12 education with $55 million for teacher pay raises, $13 million for early intervention for struggling students, $6 million in charter school facilities grants, and $10 million in school turnaround grants for priority schools, among other initiatives.
“We launched the TNSuccessCard to clearly and concisely inform voters of the work done in the Tennessee General Assembly to support the four policies driving student success: high academic standards, an aligned assessment, more choices in public education, and accountability for everyone involved in the classroom,” said Adam Lister, Tennesseans for Student Success President and CEO. “With Senator Norris’ score, constituents know the students, teachers, and classrooms in District 32 are supported and defended in Nashville and gives a quick look at his dedication to student success.”
“I will always be an advocate for students,” added Norris. “The Tennessee General Assembly has done great work investing in student success and will certainly continue those efforts.”
For more legislation regarding student success supported by Senator Norris please visit his Scorecard.