• Letter from Jamie Woodson: Empowering Student-focused Teachers to Develop Their Voices

    June 23rd, 2016 by

    Dear Friends, When great teachers grow as leaders and participate in the discussion about sustaining and improving student-focused policies and practices, they help their profession and their students. With that…

  • Reflecting on My Time at SCORE

    June 16th, 2016 by

    One of the best experiences I’ve had since relocating to Nashville and entering graduate school has been my experience as a Policy and Research Graduate Fellow with SCORE. I had heard of the organization from afar, and I knew it had a terrific reputation as a leader in education reform. But I didn’t know how deeply relevant working here would be to what I was learning in school and to the policy work I want to do for the rest of my career.

  • End-of-Year Reading Report: A Teacher’s Reflection

    June 15th, 2016 by

    Now that final grades have been entered, the classroom library is back in order, and students are officially on break for the next two months, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the 2015-16 school year.

  • Students Take Responsibility for Learning at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School

    June 9th, 2016 by

    Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School has achieved remarkable success in fostering high-level achievement among students at the highest tiers, and significant growth for middle and lower tiers. High expectations are built into the curriculum. At MLK, every class starting in ninth grade is honors level or higher. Advanced Placement (AP) class offerings are extensive. MLK currently offers 25 AP-level courses, with another due to be added in the next school year. Students choose their own courses, but all paths available are challenging.

  • Exploring the Links between Health and Educational Outcomes

    June 7th, 2016 by

    Over the last several years, Tennessee has led the way in improving educational outcomes for students. Meeting the physical and mental health needs of Tennessee students could continue this upward trajectory and ensure lasting gains for all students.

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).