• Rethinking The Resistance Against Boxed Curriculum

    February 26th, 2018 by

    Tennessee has made dramatic gains in education in the past decade, with a huge part of the success being credited to the implementation of more rigorous academic standards. But the standards alone are just part of the puzzle, with an equal piece of the puzzle being found through instructional materials. And not just any instructional materials, but materials and textbooks of quality.

  • Tennessee Teacher Preparation Moving In The Right Direction

    February 21st, 2018 by

    Teacher preparation - a powerful lever for advancing great teaching that supports higher student achievement - shows signs of growth in the latest Teacher Preparation Report Card from the Tennessee State Board of Education. The report card rates all Tennessee preparation programs using a number of factors such as whether candidates earn jobs in public schools after graduating and the degree to which they are effective in those positions.

  • Letter From Jamie Woodson: Empowering Educators To Become The Advocates Tennessee Students Need

    February 20th, 2018 by

    Right now the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) is accepting applications from outstanding K-12 educators for the next cohort of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship. Teachers, librarians, school counselors, and interventionists who work in K-12 public schools in Tennessee have the opportunity through the fellowship to create high-level impact beyond the classroom.

  • What Educators Gain From The Tennessee Educator Fellowship: Strength, Confidence, And Impact

    February 19th, 2018 by

    Three fellows in the 2017-18 Tennessee Educator Fellowship cohort share what they have learned over the past year and why this fellowship has been instrumental to their development as teacher-leaders.

  • The Forum With Candidates For Governor Supported Voter Education

    February 16th, 2018 by

    SCORE co-hosted the 2018 Gubernatorial Forum on Education in January so voters could hear directly from five major Democratic and Republican candidates and get a better understanding of their views on important education policies. Learn more about why SCORE embarked on this voter education effort in our new video.

  • My Expanded Role As A School Counselor To Ensure Excellence For All

    February 9th, 2018 by

    Within my small Title 1 elementary school in East Tennessee there are numerous professionals working daily to meet the multitude of needs of our students. Our team includes a principal, associate principal, classroom teachers, special education teachers, related arts teachers, interventionists, an English language learner specialist, a family liaison, a variety of therapists including speech, occupational, and physical, and me…the school counselor.

  • The 2018 Gubernatorial Forum On Education

    February 1st, 2018 by

    Tennessee voters think education is one of the most important issues the next governor will face.

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).