Dear Friends,

On Monday, October 26, SCORE will honor the schools and districts that are leaders in student learning at the 2015 SCORE Prize event. Every year of SCORE Prize is special because of the opportunity to lift up nine exceptional schools and three outstanding districts for their phenomenal work on behalf of student achievement. This year feels even more special because it is the fifth anniversary of the SCORE Prize.

SP 2015 finalist list alphaSCORE Prize was founded in the belief that innovation by schools and districts in Tennessee is crucial to continued improvement in student achievement and that is important to illuminate the success that is possible when students are at the center of our decision-making. SCORE Prize aims to inspire Tennessee to strive for the day when all students are ready for postsecondary education and work when they graduate.

There are 12 excellent reasons to join us for the SCORE Prize event – our school and district finalists. These finalists are very different from each other, yet each shares the belief that every student can learn.  We have found uplifting stories about each finalist, including outstanding examples of teacher leadership, parent engagement, postsecondary readiness, integration of academics and arts, and creating a K-J culture.

SCORE Prize is the most exciting night in education in Tennessee. Part of the way we honor the outstanding work by our educators is with a special musical performance. This year our performer is Charles Esten, who portrays Deacon Claybourne on the ABC television show Nashville. When our artist is added to the list, there are 13 compelling reasons to come to the SCORE Prize event in Laura Turner Concert Hall at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Monday, October 26. As always, tickets are free so please reserve your seat today.

We very much hope to see you there for our fifth year of celebrating leaders in learning with the SCORE Prize.

Very truly yours,

Jamie Signature 4-2014