Education is changing daily in Tennessee, and SCORE communicates regularly about these developments with stakeholders, educators, parents, and the public at large.

Educator Fellows Essential To Helping SCORE Achieve Goals For Students, Education

SCORE has set four new goals for Tennessee to achieve greater student success. Two of those goals are to ensure that all students receive an excellent public K-12 education and that all students have equitable opportunities for success. These two goals cannot be accomplished without Tennessee’s dedicated K-12 educators who work in and outside the classroom as advocates for their students’ success.

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Seven Years, Seven Lessons Learned

In seven years, I have learned a tremendous amount about education in Tennessee. I have had the honor to work in education at the classroom level as a Nashville teacher, at the state level for the State Board of Education, and at SCORE as an education advocate. It has reinforced my belief that all three sectors must work together to achieve better educational opportunities and outcomes for all Tennessee students.

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Building On Tennessee’s Foundations For Student Success

Tennessee’s foundational policies in academic standards, annual assessment, and educator evaluation provide the fundamental building blocks of a high-quality education system. As Tennessee considers future opportunities to accelerate student learning, our collective commitment to these essential policies enable the practices and innovations that will propel our students to the success we all know they can…

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A Teacher’s Perspective: Elevating My Professional Growth In Tennessee

One of the four priorities in SCORE’s annual report, Priorities For Progress: 2018-19 State Of Education In Tennessee, focuses on Tennessee’s foundations for student success. The innovations and raised expectations from a few years ago have now become the bedrock for Tennessee’s current and future success. A specific student-focused policy that has helped drive the…

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What Tennessee Must Do To See Student Achievement Climb Higher, Faster

(This column was written for The Tennessean and published on March 11, 2019.) A decade ago, the nonprofit State Collaborative for Reforming Education, or SCORE, began collaborating with Tennessee’s leaders, educators, and community and education advocates to make Tennessee one of the fastest-improving states in the nation. Children in Tennessee today have better opportunities for…

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Stay Connected: Sign Up For The Classroom To Career Newsletter

Tennessee is considering new policies and practices for postsecondary and workforce readiness, including two proposals from Governor Bill Lee to strengthen career and technical education offerings as well as provide students with more career-focused classes. SCORE has launched the monthly Classroom To Career newsletter to highlight relevant news about the work to reimagine college and career readiness in Tennessee.

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