Education is changing daily in Tennessee, and SCORE communicates regularly about these developments with stakeholders, educators, parents, and the public at large.

SCORE Selects 37 Educators For 2018-19 Tennessee Educator Fellowship

NASHVILLE – Thirty-seven educators have been selected for the 2018-19 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced today.  “The Tennessee Educator Fellowship has brought together dynamic and talented educators who are passionate advocates for education policies and practices that can improve student achievement,” SCORE Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie…

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SCORE To Invest In Tennessee School Leadership Initiative

NASHVILLE – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) today released the following statement from SCORE Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie Woodson about Governor Haslam’s school leadership initiative. Through the Tennessee Educational Innovation Fund, a philanthropic endeavor launched in 2017, SCORE is joining a public-private effort to increase fellowships for new school leaders: School leaders…

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SCORE Report Sets 5 New Priorities For Improving Student Achievement Through 2025

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) today released a new report with five strategic priorities for continuing Tennessee’s unprecedented progress in student achievement through the year 2025. The report, Excellence For All: How Tennessee Can Lift Our Students To Best In The Nation, outlines priorities for public education that are grounded in goals set…

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Jamie Woodson: Approved Tennessee Succeeds Plan Advances Tennessee-Specific Solutions For Students

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released the following statement from Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie Woodson about approval from the U.S. Department of Education for Tennessee’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan. Tennessee Succeeds, the state’s plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act, applies state-specific solutions for meeting the needs of Tennessee students….

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Woodson: ESSA Plan Builds on ‘Tennessee Way’ for Increasing Student Achievement

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released this statement from Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie Woodson about the Every Student Succeeds Act plan that the Tennessee Department of Education has submitted for federal review: As Tennessee has climbed in national rankings of academic performance, many people from elsewhere have asked why the state…

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State of Education Report Identifies Top Three Tennessee Education Priorities for 2017

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) today released a list of the top three education priorities for continuing the state’s recent unprecedented student achievement gains in a new report, 2016-17 State of Education in Tennessee. SCORE, a nonpartisan education research and advocacy nonprofit organization founded by Senator Bill Frist, MD, each year compiles the…

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State Report Card Improves Reporting of Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released this statement from President David Mansouri about the new Teacher Preparation Report Card from the State Board of Education: SCORE has looked in depth at teacher preparation policy and practice this year and recently issued recommendations for improving how Tennessee educates its future educators. One recommendation…

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Woodson: Science Growth Outperforms Nation, Prepares Tennessee Students for Future

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released this statement from Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Woodson about Tennessee fourth-grade and eighth-grade performance on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment. Tennessee can take real pride in the state science grades on the Nation’s Report Card, which mark the…

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SCORE Releases Recommendations for Teacher Preparation Improvement

Tennessee can advance student achievement with a fresh focus on better preparation of new teachers, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) says in a report released Tuesday. The report, Prepared for Day One: Improving the Effectiveness of Early-Career Teaching, examines the state of educator preparation in Tennessee and recommends eight areas for improvement, including…

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