• The Volunteer State Is Stepping Up to Support Military Students in School

    March 16th, 2017 by

    SCORE and the Expect More, Achieve More Coalition are both committed to ensuring excellence in education for all our students. By raising awareness about the difficulties Tennessee military families face and by providing supports to those families and their students, we move forward in that goal of academic excellence and we also better serve those who serve our country.

  • A SCORE Graduate Fellow Explains His Path from Teacher to Student to Fellow

    March 14th, 2017 by

    While my time at Vanderbilt has been invaluable in providing the theoretical foundations for the next steps in my career, SCORE has helped define and refine many of the specific skills that will be used in my future. Since I joined the team as a graduate fellow last fall, SCORE has given me an opportunity to marry my newly-polished skills with practical applications. SCORE is a dynamic organization that values communication, constant improvement, and a deep focus on students. SCORE emphasizes research, innovation, accuracy, and collaboration. Underscoring this culture is a sense of urgency and belief in all students in Tennessee.

  • Parents, Learn More about TNReady – a Test That Matters

    March 9th, 2017 by

    Beginning April 17, approximately 600,000 students in Tennessee will sharpen their No. 2 pencils and take TNReady, Tennessee’s new state assessment. There’s a lot of information out there about what TNReady is, why Tennessee kids are taking it, and how you can help them prepare. If you’re a parent and you’re already juggling a half million things – soccer practice, homework, and work – you might feel overwhelmed. Don’t worry – this SCORE Sheet post is for you.

  • Coffee and Conversation: Education and Tennessee’s Military Families

    February 27th, 2017 by

    Anne Haston, an advocate for military families and students, talks to the SCORE Sheet about the intersection between education and the military, some of the unique challenges for military families, and the new AIM High TN initiative in this Coffee and Conversation.

  • AIM High TN Steering Committee: Supporting Military Families Through Education

    February 21st, 2017 by

    Join us in supporting Tennessee’s military families by telling your friends, neighbors, and colleagues about this important initiative and visit our website at www.aimhightn.com.

  • Knowledge-Rich Texts Lay the Foundation for Early-Literacy Progress

    January 18th, 2017 by

    Trousdale, Putnam, and Sullivan counties are particularly focused on reading aloud texts that not only teach students new words but also share important facts about real-world topics, like colonial history and science. The Tennessee ELA standards require students to “establish a base of knowledge across a wide range of subject matter” and “gain both general knowledge and discipline-specific expertise”. A strong read-aloud unit focuses on high-quality texts around a common topic that builds students’ knowledge and understanding of the world, such as the human body, colonial towns and townspeople, or seasons and weather.

  • SCORE Internship Reflection: Education and Equity Close to Home

    January 3rd, 2017 by

    Moving into my senior year, I sought to get more experience working with education policy, especially to see how the policies, guidelines, and recommendations produced out of DC connect with the work being done at the state and local level. As a Nashville native and graduate of Metro Nashville Public Schools, I was interested in getting involved with work related to reducing educational disparities in schools closest to home.

  • SCORE Internship Reflection: Enter to Work and Depart to Serve

    January 3rd, 2017 by

    I chose to be an intern at SCORE because I want to help children succeed and complete their education. I especially want to make sure that young men are prepared for college because I know how hard it can be. Many young men struggle with being prepared mentally, physically, and financially. I wanted to be a part of an organization that advocates for the success of all students.

  • The Top Five Engaging Posts on SCORE Sheet in 2016

    December 29th, 2016 by

    As the year closes, we take time to look back at the SCORE Sheet posts that prompted and shaped online conversation on education in Tennessee as measured by views and engagement on these posts.

  • Letter from Jamie Woodson: SCORE Education Impact Series Begins with the Military and National Security

    December 14th, 2016 by

    The SCORE Education Impact Series aims to inform and inspire action to advance greater K-12 student achievement in Tennessee. By working across fields to improve Tennessee education and open more doors for all students, we are also working toward the future security and success of our state and our country.

The SCORE Sheet is the online conversation on public education reform in Tennessee and is hosted by SCORE. The blog mirrors SCORE’s collaborative nature and features contributors from Tennessee and across the country including students, parents, teachers, policymakers, community groups, and members of SCORE’s team. Regardless of perspective, contributors share a common goal: that every child graduates from high school prepared for college or the workforce.

Posts on The SCORE Sheet are the opinions of the individual contributors and are not necessarily reflective of the opinions and positions of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE).