SCORE Sheet

  • SCORE Named Advocacy Organization Winner by the Data Quality Campaign

    April 22nd, 2014 by

    The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has been named as the winner of the Data Quality Campaign’s (DQC) 2014 Advocacy Award for its advocacy of the value of using education data to enhance instruction and improve learning for all students in Tennessee. “We are pleased to honor SCORE’s efforts to engage all Tennesseans, including educators, policymakers, and families, in a collaborative conversation about improving education in the Volunteer State,” said Aimee Rogstad Guidera, executive director of the Data Quality Campaign.

  • SCORE Statement on the 2014 Legislative Session and Assessment Legislation

    April 17th, 2014 by

    (NASHVILLE) – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed…

  • Tennessee Is Influencing the Education Policy Debate

    April 10th, 2014 by

    Most of us here in Tennessee know of the tremendous work that has been dedicated to improving student achievement. As often as we talk about what has been accomplished, it’s nice when someone from outside the state acknowledges those efforts

  • Success in the 21st Century Depends on Technology Skills

    April 3rd, 2014 by

    “I did fine without technology in the classroom when I was in grade school—why is it so important now?” That was a direct quote from one of my college classmates…

  • ‘Students Rise’ Winner’s Video Highlights Tech in Schools

    March 31st, 2014 by

    At Centennial High School, part of Williamson County Schools, the focus is on preparing students for the challenges they will face in college and career through rigorous academic preparation, including…

  • Power of STEM Education Shown in ‘Students Rise’ Winner’s Video

    March 27th, 2014 by

    STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education is a hot topic and undoubtedly vital to the future educational and economic goals of Tennessee. By providing students with rigorous classroom experiences driven…

  • SCORE Policy Memo Looks at Structure of Tennessee State Board of Education

    March 24th, 2014 by

    A new policy memo released by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) shows no correlation between the governance structure of t state boards of education and student achievement, leading…

  • Teacher Voice: How the Common Core State Standards Have Affected My Teaching

    March 17th, 2014 by

    I have been teaching for 10 years, and I firmly believe the Common Core standards drive my teaching to new levels. There is little I care about more than my students’ opportunities to learn and be prepared for the future. I’ve already witnessed bright students being challenged, shy students discussing and defending positions, and uninterested students engaging in ways I have never seen before.

  • Teacher Voice: Common Core Deserves the Support of the General Assembly

    March 12th, 2014 by

    This year, I decided to take the radical step of switching my class to 100 percent Common Core. My experience tells me that the Common Core State Standards offer teachers in Tennessee an unprecedented opportunity to make content real and meaningful to our students. I urge the Tennessee General Assembly to vote against legislation that would discontinue implementation of Tennessee’s Common Core State Standards.

  • Teacher Voice: RTI² Helps Students Master Challenges of Common Core

    March 11th, 2014 by

    Anticipating a drop in scores under Common Core, our state is rolling out another initiative, Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²), at the same time to ensure that all kids have the supports they need to successfully transition to Common Core.

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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).