• Letter From Jamie Woodson: Leadership Is A Lever To Lift Students To Greater Academic Heights

    June 20th, 2018 by

    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.

  • High Expectations, Rigorous Assessment, And Closing The Honesty Gap In Tennessee

    June 4th, 2018 by

    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.

  • 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.

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).