• Improving Principal Diversity In Tennessee

    July 16th, 2018 by

    In the past decade, the role of the principal has changed from that of a building manager to an instructional leader who sets the tone and vision of the school. Even while the role of the principal has evolved, one thing that has not changed is the lack of racial and ethnic diversity among administrators. This issue has received considerable attention in Tennessee, especially as we think about how to ensure that our schools recruit and retain more teachers of color.

  • Tennessee Data Show Strong Principals Keep Strong Teachers On Board

    July 9th, 2018 by

    The impact great school leaders have on teachers and students is the focus of a new report from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA), a partnership between Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Department of Education that researches how to drive improvement in Tennessee schools. Recently, TERA released a research brief that demonstrates the important role principals like mine play in hiring and retaining effective teachers.

  • Statewide Expansion To Help Provide The Course Access That Is Crucial For Postsecondary Success

    July 2nd, 2018 by

    With today’s technology, the Niswonger Foundation has been able to work with large and small school systems throughout Tennessee to help offer all the course choices their students need for success. Niswonger Online, an NCAA and College Board approved online supplemental program that offers over 40 online courses ranging from math, science, foreign languages, and Advanced Placement (AP), is now expanding to offer their courses to students throughout the state.

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).