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April 18, 2014

Tennessee, Arne Duncan's Show Horse, Set to Delay PARCC Tests for One Year

A plan in Tennessee to delay the administration of PARCC tests by one year is heading to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature.

April 17, 2014

Tennessee Voucher Bill, Proposed by Governor, Stalls in House

Tennessee parents whose children attend failing schools won't get vouchers to send them to private school after the governor-penned bill can't muster enough political support.

April 04, 2014

Miss. and Tenn. Lawmakers Vote Down Efforts to Expand School Choice

Lawmakers in Miss. and Tenn. vote down efforts to expand school choice, four new charters are approved in Connecticut, and other school-choice news from the week.

February 25, 2014

Report Probes Early Experience in Tennessee With Extended Learning Time

The Tennessee Comptroller's office gives a peek into how the state's low-performing schools are implementing extended learning time.

January 22, 2014

Private School Vouchers On Lawmakers' Agendas in Some States

Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Indiana all have proposals to provide vouchers for students who are poor or students with special needs.

January 22, 2014

New York Not the Only State Looking to 'Review' Common Core

In addition to New York, lawmakers in South Dakota and Tennessee are considering reviews or pauses to common-core implementation and common-core-aligned tests.

November 04, 2013

So Far, Three Race to Top States Approved for Deadline Extensions

Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee are the first states to win approval from the U.S. Department of Education for an extra year to finish their Race to the Top work.

October 04, 2013

Tennessee Governor Proposes to Grow Teacher Salaries

On Thursday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam promised to grow teacher salaries in his state at a rate faster than any other state by the time he leaves.

October 04, 2013

The ASD Catapults Schools to the Top in Tennessee

The Achievement School District was created to "catapult the bottom 5% of schools in Tennessee straight to the top 25% in the state." Like the Louisiana RSD and the Michigan EAA, the Tennessee ASD is the state turnaround district and it's posting promising results. The ASD seeks to "dramatically expand our students' life and career options, engage parents and community members in new and exciting ways, and ensure a bright future for the state of Tennessee."

September 19, 2013

Who's in Charge of Florida's Decision About Common-Core Tests?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said he is mulling a variety of ways for the state to alter or eliminate its role in a common-core testing consortium.

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