July 18th, 2017 by Kyle Southern
Recognizing the undeniable link between a student’s health and his or her ability to learn, as well as the higher quality of life enjoyed by people with higher education levels, SCORE has spent the last year looking into research on these issues and partnering with NashvilleHealth to hold the Better Health, Better Learning statewide summit next month.
Letter From Jamie Woodson: Road Trips And Roadmaps: Collaborating To Create A Brighter Future For Tennessee StudentsJuly 13th, 2017 by Jamie Woodson
These conversations allow us to take a closer look at our progress and future goals and gather thoughts from a diverse set of Tennesseans invested in our state’s K-12 education system. They once again deepened our understanding of both the challenges and successes individual communities face when it comes to preparing all students for a successful future.
July 6th, 2017 by Rachel Miklaszewski
The Read to be Ready grant programs has created and grown summer reading camps across the state. The SCORE Sheet visits a campsite in Robertson County to see how this camp fuses experiential learning, parental involvement, and daily reading to create a summer program that's fun and develops students' reading skills.
June 30th, 2017 by Rachel Miklaszewski
The Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, gatherings of family and friends, and a reflection of the unique way our country achieved its independence. Naturally, this makes the Fourth a day of not just joy and fun, but one of learning and remembering the men and women who came before us. To learn more about how to make the holiday both fun and educational, we asked three Tennessee educators for their thoughts on how to celebrate the holiday with happiness and knowledge.
June 22nd, 2017 by Rachel Miklaszewski
This post is part of Coffee and Conversation, a monthly interview series that highlights impactful, interesting work affecting Tennessee education. The Executive Director of the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA), Erin O'Hara joined us to talk about her organization's unique role in Tennessee education, upcoming research, and the connection between innovation and research. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Letter from Jamie Woodson: Through Their Hard Work And Dedication, Teachers Pave The Way For Student SuccessJune 14th, 2017 by Jamie Woodson
Teachers encourage confidence and model success for students. They guide students through difficult times, and inspire them to follow their dreams. Eighty-eight percent of American adults reported having a teacher who made a difference in their life. What other profession has the potential to impact the lives of others in such a meaningful, lasting, and personal way?
June 9th, 2017 by Cathy Ginel
In a recent post from SCORE Tennessee Educator Fellow and Oak Ridge Teacher Cathy Ginel compares the surge in enthusiasm across the state for hockey to the surge in her district for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and project-based learning. She highlights some of the engaging, rigorous work students have been doing in the district from working with NASA engineers to using 3-D printing to create prosthetic hands.
May 30th, 2017 by Jennie Verner
Here is a brief re-cap of some of the pieces of legislation that gained passage this year. SCORE believes these new policies will continue to move Tennessee education forward and will help kids succeed.
May 30th, 2017 by Rachel Miklaszewski
Cue the Pomp and Circumstance and break out your graduation robes! From every corner of the state, high school seniors have been celebrating their successful conclusion of their K-12 education and preparing for what comes next.
May 25th, 2017 by Rachel Miklaszewski
This post is part of Coffee and Conversation, a monthly interview series that highlights impactful, interesting work affecting Tennessee education. Nashville Teachers Carrie Ott and Leticia Skae, and SCORE's Elizabeth Vincent join us to talk about Teach Today. Change Tomorrow, a campaign to inspire the next generation of Tennessee teachers. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.