• Tennessee Educator Fellows: Leaders in the Classroom, Leaders in Policy

    February 1st, 2017 by

    Just as teachers learn new approaches to instruction to benefit students, fellows learn new approaches to share their voice on behalf of students. The Tennessee Educator Fellowship is an opportunity for educators to rise to this calling. Fellows learn about emerging education issues that are ripe for empowered teacher voice, the policymaking process, and how to communicate effectively with different stakeholders. They do all of this while doing the most important work of all—serving students in schools across Tennessee.

  • Woodson: Education a Top Priority in State of the State Speech

    January 31st, 2017 by

    The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released this statement from Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Woodson about the State of the State speech delivered Monday night…

  • Coffee and Conversation: Teacher Leadership

    January 26th, 2017 by

    Three heads of teacher fellowship programs in Tennessee - Geoff Millener, Keilani Goggins, and Peter Tang - talk about teacher leadership. They reflect on their fellowship programs, what it means to be a teacher leader, and how schools, districts, and fellowship programs can play a role helping teachers excel inside and outside of the classroom. This joint interview is the first in a new SCORE Sheet series called Coffee and Conversation, which highlights impactful, interesting work affecting Tennesee education.

  • 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.

  • Statement from David Mansouri on Tennessee’s ESSA Plan

    December 20th, 2016 by

    The State Collaborative on Reforming Education has released this statement from President David Mansouri on Tennessee’s draft implementation plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Tennessee has an opportunity with…

  • State Report Card Improves Reporting of Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness

    December 15th, 2016 by

    The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released this statement from President David Mansouri about the new Teacher Preparation Report Card from the State Board of Education: SCORE has…

  • 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.

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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).