• Four Important Findings On Why Principals Matter

    May 24th, 2018 by

    In the SCORE Excellence for All report, we highlighted the instrumental role principals play in making sure all Tennessee students succeed and identified leadership development as one of five key priorities for improving student achievement in Tennessee. As a first step toward meeting this priority, SCORE’s policy and research team has published a new research brief that examines state and national research on school leadership. Here are some of our key findings.

  • Work-Based Learning Moves Tennessee Forward

    May 18th, 2018 by

    Tennesseans want our students to graduate with the skills needed to succeed in the “real world.” Work-based learning (WBL) in Tennessee provides students with invaluable real-world work experience with local employers while earning school credit. WBL programs bridge the gap between classroom coursework and in-demand careers.

  • SCORE Selects 38 Educators For 2018-19 Tennessee Educator Fellowship

    May 17th, 2018 by

    Thirty-eight educators have been selected for the 2018-19 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship. The Tennessee Educator Fellowship is a yearlong program that helps teachers, school counselors, and librarians learn about education policy and equips them to advocate for their students and their profession.

  • How Do We Make Schools The Place Where Students Go To Plan Their Futures?

    May 14th, 2018 by

    A key part of the Tennessee Department of Education's work on the Setting Students up for Success initiative is to collaborate with districts and schools to consider how school culture impacts young people’s ability and readiness to plan for their future. By taking steps to grow postsecondary-going culture in our elementary, middle, and high schools, students will be more likely to envision themselves pursuing postsecondary education and taking tangible steps to achieve their goals.

  • Choosing A Career In Teaching Because Teachers Change Lives

    May 9th, 2018 by

    I want to be a teacher. I haven’t always, but over the course of my undergraduate career at the University of Notre Dame, I’ve realized that my whole life has led up to this profession.

  • Voices Of A New Generation Of Future Educators

    May 7th, 2018 by

    The best parts of “my job” are getting to celebrate with students when they figure things out and support them when they need someone to lean on. Student voice has been an important part of our work in the Future Educator Leadership Academy. I’ve led one-on-one conversations with students about their future plans and why they may consider a career in teaching.

  • NAEP Scores Show Sustained Progress, Opportunities For Improvement

    May 3rd, 2018 by

    The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) is called the Nation’s Report Card because it tracks student progress over many years and provides a way to compare academic performance between states. Digging deeper into the 2017 results released in April, what do the data tell us about how well we’ve done in Tennessee?

  • Looking In Our Diverse Classrooms To Find The Teachers Of Tomorrow

    May 1st, 2018 by

    FELA is a teacher-nominated leadership academy for students who are recognized as great potential educators. Students don't necessarily have to express an interest in education to become a member. However, the goal is to expose them to the importance of the task—to make them aware of the difference they can make as teachers.

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).