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In September, Governor Bill Haslam held an education summit where he signaled the state would review Common Core. Credit: TN Photo Services

Haslam’s Common Core Review Is A Path Toward ‘Tennessee Standards’

October 22, 2014 at 1:54 pm

More than 40 teachers, professors and administrators will spend the next year combing through Common Core education standards and suggesting changes. Governor Bill Haslam also announced Wednesday the state is posting the standards to a website in the coming weeks so parents can read them and offer their suggestions.

Tennessee Board Of Education Chief Announces Retirement

Tennessee Board Of Education Chief Announces Retirement

July 25, 2014 at 11:26 am

The executive director of Tennessee’s state Board of Education announced Friday he’ll retire at the end of the year after serving in that post under two governors and during a period of rapid reform.

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.