• Becoming The Best In Education

    January 30th, 2018 by

    When Governor Haslam said in his State of the State address that he wants Tennessee to lead the nation in public education, his challenge matched what SCORE heard from Tennesseans…

  • Report Shows Urgent Need For Southern States To Improve K-12 Schools For Every Child

    January 30th, 2018 by

    In a new report, seven nonpartisan organizations in the South — including the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) — call for their states to take swifter action to improve K-12 public education for every child with an emphasis on support for students with the greatest needs.

  • Tennessee Board Of Regents Creates Two Divisions Focused On Student Success

    January 26th, 2018 by

    Over the past year, The Board of Regents and its new Chancellor, Dr. Flora W. Tydings have re-envisioned, restructured, and reorganized the old TBR System into a unified community and technical college system whose mission is focused on student success and workforce development. The new College System of Tennessee entered 2018 a vastly different system than it was at the dawn of 2017.

  • Survey: Tennessee Voters Name Education As Decisive Issue In Governor’s Race

    January 26th, 2018 by

    Tennesseans who are likely to vote in this year’s gubernatorial primaries identify education as their top issue in casting a ballot for governor, according to a statewide survey.

  • Tennessee Educator Fellows: Teacher-Leaders Bilingual In Practice And Policy

    January 24th, 2018 by

    The fellowship provides educators an opportunity to make a lasting difference for students beyond the classroom while continuing to lead students from the classroom. In the past four years, 145 Tennessee educators have had the chance to lead important conversations across the state and within their communities on what students and educators need to continue Tennessee’s historic growth in student achievement. They are the teacher-leaders who are bilingual in practice and policy matters and can bring colleagues and communities together on the issues that matter for students.

  • Letter From Jamie Woodson: Opportunity To Hear From Tennessee Gubernatorial Candidates On Education

    January 17th, 2018 by

    At the start of each new year, I think about the promising opportunities that lie ahead for helping Tennessee students continue to grow academically. In 2017, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) heard from nearly 1,700 Tennesseans about their dreams and goals for students. We also know from a poll that SCORE commissioned last year that Tennessee voters have identified education as one of the top issues for the next governor. In this vein, Tennesseans will have an important opportunity to hear from gubernatorial candidates specifically about their visions for education next week.

  • Four Important Findings About Early Literacy

    January 5th, 2018 by

    Supporting every student to become a strong reader and writer is one of the priorities in the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)’s new report, Excellence For All: How Tennessee Can Lift Our Students To Best In The Nation, that sets a collaborative vision for student achievement to continue over the next eight years. This priority is directly informed by the work of Leading Innovation for Tennessee Education (LIFT), a group of dedicated district, school, and classroom leaders from across Tennessee who are working together to improve early literacy.

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).