What Tennessee Must Do To See Student Achievement Climb Higher, Faster

(This column was written for The Tennessean and published on March 11, 2019.) A decade ago, the nonprofit State Collaborative for Reforming Education, or SCORE, began collaborating with Tennessee’s leaders, educators, and community and education advocates to make Tennessee one of the fastest-improving states in the nation. Children in Tennessee today have better opportunities for…

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Stay Connected: Sign Up For The Classroom To Career Newsletter

Tennessee is considering new policies and practices for postsecondary and workforce readiness, including two proposals from Governor Bill Lee to strengthen career and technical education offerings as well as provide students with more career-focused classes. SCORE has launched the monthly Classroom To Career newsletter to highlight relevant news about the work to reimagine college and career readiness in Tennessee.

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How To Support Teachers And The Teaching Profession In Tennessee

While teaching is a demanding job, it is also the best job in the world! Teaching is a calling because educators help students academically and emotionally; the greatest reward in teaching comes from knowing that I have had a positive impact on a student’s life. Because teaching is integral to student success, supporting great teaching is a priority identified in the new SCORE report, Priorities For Progress: 2018-19 State Of Education In Tennessee. 

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Focus On Improving School Leaders To Benefit All Tennessee Students

The job of a school leader has changed dramatically in recent years, leading many education advocates to a new, heightened focus on principals as instructional leaders and to an increased interest in better supporting principals. Through work that includes supporting teacher growth and creating a strong school culture, school leaders account for up to a quarter of in-school factors that affect student performance.

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