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.
All Blog Posts With Tennessee Tag or Category
November 04, 2013
October 04, 2013
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 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
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.
September 12, 2013
A letter from more than 60 Tennessee school superintendents protests the way K-12 policy has been handled by state superintendent Kevin Huffman.
August 16, 2013
In 2015, Tennessee will implement a performance-based recertification system for teachers.
July 25, 2013
Tennessee's state-run Achievement School District, saw students' math scores on state standardized tests rise while reading scores fell.
July 12, 2013
The recent adoption of a new teacher-pay plan in Tennessee has spurred backlash from many union members, including calls for the state's education commissioner to be fired, reports The Tennessean.
June 23, 2013
Advanced degrees are an important part of the teaching profession. Researchers who limit their research to a test score have undermined the complexity of teaching and enabled anti-intellectual politicians to do harm to teachers.
June 21, 2013
Companies that insure Kansas districts say that giving concealed handguns to on-campus employees who aren't sworn law enforcement officers is too much of a