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.Read more ›
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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.Read more ›
More than two-thirds of Tennesseans want higher testing standards in public schools, despite the added cost to districts and the hardship on students whose grades will drop. The poll was paid for by the education advocacy group called SCORE, founded by former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.Read more ›
The State Board of Education is concerned middle school teachers in Tennessee are being stretched too thin and student performance, particularly in math and science, is suffering because of it. The board is considering changing the way middle school teachers are trained and licensed.Read more ›
Tennessee’s public schools are scheduled to bump up testing standards this fall to align with other states. Education officials say the historic move could have unintended consequences, and they’re now considering a slow down.Read more ›