Report Envisions Path Forward for Educational Equity in Tennessee
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Over the past decade, Tennessee has advanced a series of higher education policy reforms to help Tennesseans pursue more affordable postsecondary credentials. These efforts include the "Drive to 55" campaign, Tennessee Promise, and Tennessee Reconnect. Still, significant equity and attainment gaps persist, says a new report from Complete Tennessee.
The study offers several recommendations to promote further progress. This includes increasing students’ sense of belonging, extending financial support to undocumented students, supporting and implementing programs such as Nashville Getting Results by Advancing Degrees (GRAD), and increasing faculty diversity to reflect the changing demographic of learners.