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

Are Teachers Getting the Support They Need? Expanding the Evaluation Conversation

The talk around Tennessee’s implementation of a new teacher evaluation system has been, well, a little dramatic. In both media reports and personal conversations I’ve had with educators, I’ve heard comments along the lines of “we ought to be supporting teachers, not evaluating them to death.” Interestingly, many view the new teacher evaluation system as…

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Why College Access and Success are Complicated but Important: A Note to the City of Nashville

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean outlined a major new education goal in his second inaugural address in September: double the number of college graduates in the city. The Mayor pointed to the strong, positive connections between an educated workforce and economic growth. Cities with higher education attainment levels among the population are more competitive when wooing…

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