Takeaways From AERA: Research on Postsecondary Pathways In Texas and Socio-Emotional Learning In CaliforniaMay 17th, 2017 by SCORE
This year's American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting brought approximately 14,000 education researchers and policy experts to San Antonio, Texas, late last month to share the latest findings on what works—and what needs to be done—in improving educational outcomes for all students. Policy experts on SCORE’s team attended the conference and share these reflections on what they learned—and how we can act on that knowledge here in Tennessee.
May 15th, 2017 by Indira Dammu
Over the past year, Tennessee has taken important steps to improve teacher preparation. In addition to launching a redesigned report card on educator preparation programs (EPPs), the state also revised criteria for reviewing and approving programs. Most recently, the Tennessee Department of Education released Preparation Through Partnership, a report on the state’s teaching pipeline that examines supply and demand for teachers in districts and makes recommendations for addressing teacher shortages in ways that meet local needs.
May 11th, 2017 by Whitney Smith
I've spent this legislative session as the Government Relations Fellow for SCORE. After spending the prior year working in different facets of the legislature, I was excited to have the opportunity to focus in on a specific section of policy, especially education since I know how life changing education can be.
May 10th, 2017 by SCORE
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has announced that 50 educators have been chosen for the 2017-18 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship.
May 8th, 2017 by SCORE
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has announced a statewide campaign – Teach Today. Change Tomorrow. – to recruit millennials to become teachers in Tennessee. Tennessee needs high-quality teachers across the state, and Teach Today. Change Tomorrow. is committed to helping place a great teacher in front of every student.
May 3rd, 2017 by Jeremy Meredith
A quiet revolution has been underway in K-12 education. Sparked by the promise that learning can be truly personalized, a vanguard of education leaders are transforming how teachers teach and students learn through technology.
Letter From Jamie Woodson: From 2007 to 2017, Collaboration In Helping Students Graduate Ready For SuccessMay 2nd, 2017 by Jamie Woodson
“Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths,” author and statesman Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe wrote. After two weeks of successful administration of the TNReady assessment, many educational stakeholders in our state feel like we are about to crest a summit after a challenging trek.
How Can Tennessee Support Military Families? Stability in Standards and Assessment and Increased AwarenessApril 26th, 2017 by Paul Dean
Military families face a unique challenge with their children’s education. New surroundings, new schools and, most important, new and often unknown standards and expectations. Anyone who has ever served knows the problems involved in placing their military child in a new school, especially a school that might not be oriented to the unique challenges that confront military children. When I retired after 23 years, my oldest son was in the ninth grade and in his fifth school! Every time we moved, there were new standards, curriculum, texts, and new testing criteria.
April 25th, 2017 by Rachel Miklaszewski
What does it feel like to try something new or take on a new challenge? On the front end, there might be excitement or worry. Eventually, however, those new or…
April 24th, 2017 by Indira Dammu
Tennessee proposes to use ESSA to continue efforts that have led to the recent academic gains while introducing new state-specific approaches to bring more success to more students.