June 25th, 2018 by McKenzie Manning
Tennesseans across the state emphasized the need to develop every student into a strong reader and writer as SCORE gathered feedback for Excellence For All: How Tennessee Can Lift Our Students To Best In The Nation. Since that report was issued with a priority on literacy, we have seen increased – and necessary – attention on work to ensure that students are prepared and supported to become excellent readers and writers in the early grades.
June 20th, 2018 by Jamie Woodson
Educators devote their professional lives to lifting others, and strong leadership is crucial to providing the support necessary for accomplishing great things for students. As SCORE prepared the report, Excellence For All: How Tennessee Can Lift Our Students To Best In The Nation, we heard from Tennesseans across the state that one priority had to be focused on developing school leaders who are ready to lead learning and people.
June 4th, 2018 by David Mansouri
Honesty is the best policy, especially when we are talking about student achievement. In separate reports, Harvard University researchers and the nonprofit organization Achieve, have identified Tennessee as a national leader in erasing the gap between measures of student proficiency on statewide assessments and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Eleven years ago, such progress in closing what Achieve calls “the honesty gap” seemed unimaginable for Tennessee.