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Tennessee Math Scores Continue Climb But Reading Flatlines

Tennessee Math Scores Continue Climb But Reading Flatlines

June 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Tennessee standardized test scores are headed steadily upward, although math gains are now outpacing reading. TCAP test results were released Thursday.

Capitol Hill Conversation – State Charter Authorizer vs Local Control

Capitol Hill Conversation – State Charter Authorizer vs Local Control

February 19, 2013 at 4:09 am

Charter schools have returned to the state legislature’s front burner. A proposed bill that is facing some bi-partisan resistance would allow the state to authorize new charters. Democrats are upset that the bill only applies to schools in Nashville and Memphis. And one Republican lawmaker – a former superintendent – says it violates the GOP’s belief in local control.

State Board Director Recommends Approval of Great Hearts Charter

State Board Director Recommends Approval of Great Hearts Charter

July 26, 2012 at 6:49 am

The Tennessee Board of Education appears poised to overturn a controversial decision by the Metro school board.

Minimized Social Promotion Bill Awaits Signature

June 2, 2011 at 5:38 am

New estimates show 45,000 Tennessee students are being promoted each year without making the grades to earn it. But a bill aimed at ending the practice was significantly downsized after lawmakers saw the cost to holding back those students – an extra $175 million a year.

State Board of Education Votes to Adopt Common Core Standards

August 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Tennessee education leaders are preparing to tweak the academic standards for the state’s students, even as they finish implementing the latest set of changes. The new standards will align Tennessee more closely with the rest of the country.