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February 4, 2019
Nashville school board member and political operative apologizes for his part in Tennessee’s Race to the Top
Will Pinkston presents his perspective in a 16,000-word, self-published essay.
December 20, 2017
Here’s why people are talking about Tennessee, a ‘bright green rectangle’ on a new U.S. map of student growth
The Volunteer State has never turned heads when it comes to student proficiency, but it’s now raising eyebrows on student growth.
Adjustments in Accountability
March 31, 2016
This year’s TNReady scores can’t put your school on the priority list. Here’s why.
In light of TNReady's bumpy rollout, the State Department of Education has new provisions in place for how student test scores will be used to evaluate low-performing schools.
February 19, 2016
Federal judge dismisses TEA lawsuit challenging TVAAS in teacher bonuses
The formula that Tennessee uses to rate teachers might be unfair — but it still can be used to decide whether they should get bonuses, a federal court has ruled.
December 22, 2015
Top 10 stories defining Tennessee education in 2015
From Race to the Top to pre-kindergarten to teacher pay, education was a hot topic in Tennessee.
A Look at the Legacy
December 15, 2015
As Tennessee finishes its Race to the Top, teachers caught in the middle of competing changes
Teachers grapple with the competing threads in Race to the Top's legacy: higher-stakes tests and a push for richer instruction.
February 9, 2015
State of the State preview: Haslam will propose teacher pay increase
Gov. Bill Haslam is expected to make education, including teacher pay and classroom standards, a centerpiece of his State of the State address Monday evening.
December 16, 2014
Report: STEM here to stay
The education question of 2015 might well be: Which reforms funded by Tennessee’s dwindling Race to the Top money are sustainable? A new report from the the …
September 5, 2014
Memphis is final stop on Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s back-to-school tour
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s fifth annual back-to-school tour will bring him to Tennessee next Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Wednesday, Sept. 10.
November 26, 2013
Tennessee’s Achievement School District ranks high on “conditions for success”
Tennessee’s state-run Achievement School District was the only entity in the country that received top marks in every category of a national education policy…
November 8, 2013
Here’s a roundup of what educators and politicians are saying about NAEP
There was interesting discussion Thursday about how Tennessee did on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP),also known as the “Nation’s Report Card.” As Chalkbeat…
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