• Letter from Jamie Woodson: Learning, Growing, and Developing New Strategies for Student Success

    September 20th, 2016 by

    I knew this event was going to foster collaboration, illuminate proven approaches for greater student achievement, and unleash innovative thinking. But these Tennessee educators embraced the spirit of the summit with their focus, capability, and dedication.

  • Evaluating Teacher Preparation Using Program Graduates’ Observation Ratings

    September 19th, 2016 by

    Research shows that teachers matter more for student achievement than any other in-school factor. Thus, how we prepare teachers is an essential component of improved student achievement. A recently published study by University of Michigan researchers Matthew Ronfeldt and Shanyce L. Campbell details how the authors investigated the potential for using teacher observation ratings as a measurement for evaluating educator preparation programs (EPPs).

  • Seven Ways for Parents to Nudge Gen Z Students toward Workforce Readiness

    September 7th, 2016 by

    Parents of Gen Z students face an important opportunity to coach and counsel their children – giving students feedback about their skills and talents that they likely crave while helping them connect the dots between classroom content and rewarding job opportunities in life. Parents don’t need to be career experts or certified counselors themselves to be their child’s best source of guidance and encouragement. Here are some tips to get started!

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).