• How To Be Effective At The Policymaking Table: Teach Plus Founder Shares Insights For Teachers

    September 28th, 2017 by

    This post is part of Coffee and Conversation, a monthly interview series that highlights impactful, interesting work affecting Tennessee education. The founder of Teach Plus, Celine Coggins, joined us to discuss her latest book and how teachers can become advocates for their students’ success.

  • Regional Teacher Learning Conferences With Far-Reaching Impact

    September 26th, 2017 by

    Through a series of regional professional learning and teacher empowerment conferences in 2017, SCORE and several partners across the state are working to provide high-quality professional learning to Tennessee educators that promotes collaboration and celebrates effective teaching practices. Some of these conferences will be Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET²) conferences, and another will be hosted in partnership with the Knoxville-based nonprofit, Reach Them to Teach Them.

  • Letter From Jamie Woodson: Helping Parents And Teachers Use TNReady Reports For Greater Learning

    September 20th, 2017 by

    SCORE and the Expect More, Achieve More Coalition are both committed to ensuring excellence in education for all students. The coalition has created information for parents and teachers about the importance and use of the TNReady reports. Parents can utilize the reports to help their child's learning continue beyond the classroom, and teachers can use the reports to help inform their teaching practices. We want to know whether students are on track for being prepared for school, career, and life.

  • ACT Senior Retake: A Growing Opportunity

    September 14th, 2017 by

    An analysis of the 2016 ACT retake showed clear opportunities to boost its impact this year. For instance, students who were most likely to increase overall were those with an initial composite score of 17 or below. However, students in this score range were underrepresented among students who participated in the retake. In order to increase access and equitable participation in the ACT retake, we engineered several important changes for the 2017 ACT retake.

  • Helping Tennessee Students By Exploring The Connections Between Health And Learning

    September 12th, 2017 by

    Four hundred education and health professionals from across Tennessee explored ways to advance student health and academic achievement at the Better Health, Better Learning summit in Nashville. The August 28…

  • Teacher Planning Cycles Increase Student Vocabulary and Knowledge

    September 8th, 2017 by

    When we think of early literacy, we often think of foundational skills and phonics instruction—the mechanics of learning to read. But there’s another, equally important task during early grades: building vocabulary and knowledge of the world through engagement with rich, complex text.

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).