May 24th, 2018 by Francisco Santelli
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.
May 18th, 2018 by Bradley Jackson
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.
May 17th, 2018 by SCORE
Thirty-seven 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.
May 14th, 2018 by Jason Parker
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.
May 9th, 2018 by Julio Salazar
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.
May 7th, 2018 by Laura Davis
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.
May 3rd, 2018 by Brett Turner
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?
May 1st, 2018 by Laura Davis
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.