August 30th, 2017 by SCORE
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released the following statement from Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie Woodson about approval from the U.S. Department of Education for Tennessee’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan.
August 29th, 2017 by Tennessee STEM Innovation Network
The Tennessee STEM School Designation process, developed under the guidance of the Tennessee Department of Education STEM Leadership Council as a component of the state’s STEM Strategic Plan, was created to provide a roadmap for integrating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) strategies into their instruction and design and to recognize schools for their use of promising practices. The application cycle for the 2017-2018 school year is open through the end of September.
August 24th, 2017 by Jamie Woodson
Every school day, educators across Tennessee see students who are struggling to learn while struggling with health issues. Research supports their field experiences: There is an undeniable connection between health and education. On Monday, August 28, SCORE will partner with NashvilleHealth for Better Health, Better Learning: A Conversation on Tennessee Student Success.
August 21st, 2017 by Erin Savoie
I know that not all students will fall in love with politics like I did, but I hope that students can all have teachers like Mrs. Staub.
August 14th, 2017 by Tennessee STEM Innovation Network
The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) wants to provide educators and students materials to help them prepare for the historic solar eclipse on August 21. Don’t be surprised by this unexpected plunge into darkness and a nearly 20-degree drop in temperature for over two minutes!
August 10th, 2017 by Bridgette Brown
My story is not uncommon from many students of color, but the only difference for me is that I had a teacher who advocated for me, and a mom who was determined to make sure that I received the education that I deserved.
August 9th, 2017 by Madeline Chimka
In 2015, after noting student health misconceptions, I worked with my community to implement a health program to increase access health education to over 100 female students. To design a program that would be both relevant and engaging for my students, I met with parents and students, reviewed district and state policies on health programming, and incorporated feedback from students. I have continued this work at SCORE, where I have supported planning for the Better Health, Better Learning Summit.
August 8th, 2017 by Maureen Henderson
Imagine a spider spinning a web. It begins with individual fibers, then works to strengthen them, carefully finishing with their connection. Across the state of Tennessee there are many strands of teacher leadership being spun. Amazing initiatives and programs have been put in place to reinforce them. What does it look like when these pieces are woven together to create a strong, powerful design?
August 4th, 2017 by Rachel Miklaszewski
This post is part of Coffee and Conversation, a monthly interview series that highlights impactful, interesting work affecting Tennessee education. Lori Paisley, executive director of Coordinated School Health at the Tennessee Department of Education, joined us to talk about her organization and how health and academic achievement are interconnected.
August 1st, 2017 by SCORE
A survey of likely voters in Tennessee’s 2018 gubernatorial primaries shows that education reform measures have broad support among Republicans and Democrats and that voters rank improving the quality of education as one of the top issues for the next governor.