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

Mansouri: TNReady Results Show Success In Some Areas, Improvements Needed In Others

NASHVILLE – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) today released this statement from President and CEO David Mansouri about the 2018-19 TNReady statewide assessment results: There is reason for optimism in the latest statewide assessment results, including historic academic growth for many districts across Tennessee. It’s encouraging to see that 41 percent of schools…

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Haslam Family Foundation Makes Major Financial Commitment To Help More Knox County Students Graduate From College

KNOXVILLE – Today, Jim Haslam, on behalf of the Haslam Family Foundation, joined with several partnering organizations to announce a special investment of $6.2 million over three years to support Knox Promise, an innovative new initiative to help more Tennessee Promise students in Knox County persist and graduate from college. Through a unique partnership between…

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SCORE Sets Four Priorities For Greater Student Achievement In Tennessee

NASHVILLE – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) today released priorities and action steps for improving student achievement in Tennessee in a new report, Priorities For Progress: 2018-19 State of Education in Tennessee. SCORE, a nonpartisan education policy and advocacy nonprofit founded by Senator Bill Frist, M.D., each year conducts a series of discussions…

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Woodson: Commissioner McQueen Has Provided Steady, Strong, Student-Focused Leadership

NASHVILLE – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released this statement from Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie Woodson about the announcement that Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen will leave office in January: Tennessee students have been served very well by the steady and strong leadership of Commissioner McQueen. Her priorities have been…

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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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