Sen. Lee Harris

(D) District 29

Grades by Issue

Standards
50
F
Accountability
100
A
Public School Choice
100
A
Standards
75
C
Accountability
84
B
Public School Choice
100
A

2018 Score

83
B

Lifetime Score

82
B

Senate Average

98
A
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position Rep Voted
accountability SB 250 HB 67 Smith / SB 250 Gresham required every local school district to offer at least one alternative growth model, usually in the form of a portfolio, in non-tested grade teacher evaluations. It passed in the House last year and was heard, then passed, in the Senate this year. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
standards SB 1649 HB 1599 Forgety / SB 1649 Norris incentivizes Tennessee’s businesses to participate in work-based learning partnerships with local school districts through a newly created grant program, providing students invaluable hands-on experience in their chosen field of study. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
choice SB 1899 HB 2430 M. White / SB 1899 Gresham ensures that public charter schools authorized by the Tennessee State Board of Education have full and equitable access to available resources provided to all Tennessee school districts. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
accountability SB 1804 HB 1549 Terry / SB 1804 Ketron will help clear the way for high-quality teachers to come from out of state to serve in our classrooms. This bill streamlines the license renewal process by reducing the number of evaluative assessments required by proven educators. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
standards SB 2552 HB 2644 Sargent / SB 2552 Norris – This year’s state budget, once again, highlights and supports education efforts in Tennessee. It added $212 million to K-12 including: $55 million in teacher pay raises, $6 million in charter school facilities grants, $10 million in school turnaround grants for priority schools, $3.5 million for the Read to be Ready early literacy program, $1.75 million to strengthen Tennessee's principal pipeline and $13.3 million for RTI2. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
accountability SB 1629 HB 1694 Smith / SB 1629 Gresham will ensure everyone involved in Tennessee’s teacher preparation programs is accountable for student success. The bill requires teacher preparation programs to report the number of recent graduates that are performing below expectations on their teacher evaluations and the estimated cost of providing remediation. It also clarifies the probation and revocation process for underperforming teacher preparation programs. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position

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