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April 18, 2019
Inner circle: Here’s who education chief Penny Schwinn will lean on in Tennessee
Less than three months into the job, Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn has filled six of her nine cabinet positions with a mix…
May 21, 2018
School boards across Tennessee scrap TNReady scores from students’ grades
One by one, a growing number of Tennessee districts are opting not to count TNReady scores against students whenever the results are released.
May 3, 2018
Did Tennessee offload too much blame for TNReady testing woes onto a dump truck?
The troubles that at least two school districts had connecting to Tennessee’s online testing system were not related to a slashed cable, the internet provider says.
April 27, 2018
About 1,400 TNReady tests invalidated after students take wrong test for their grade
Nearly 500 instances involved students in Anderson County near Knoxville who took science or social studies tests that were below their grade level.
April 24, 2018
Report says Tennessee’s pre-K program needs consistent monitoring and more rigor to get better
Tennessee met only five of 10 quality benchmarks designed by a national advocacy organization that recently released its annual preschool report.
April 20, 2018
Now that TNReady scores will count less for students, will they even try?
In sum, one Memphis sophomore asked, “Why are we doing this anymore when know it won’t count?”
March 8, 2018
Here are the four candidates to be the next superintendent of the Achievement School District
All four candidates to lead the Achievement School District are men with backgrounds in charters, turnaround work, or state departments — and one is based in Memphis.
February 14, 2018
Hopson tightens who can revise student transcripts in response to grade changing in Memphis
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson responds to state education officials in a letter outlining his plan of action to improper grade-changing at some Memphis high schools.
January 4, 2018
Grade changing at some Memphis schools prompts state order for more audits
In her sternest comments yet on the widening Memphis scandal, Tennessee's education chief calls findings of the recent grading investigation “extremely troubling.”
November 29, 2017
Tennessee hires search firm to find next leader of its school turnaround district
The state Department of Education says it is using philanthropic funding, rather than state money, for the group’s services.
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May 19, 2017
TNReady scores are about to go out to Tennessee districts, but not all will make student report cards
The Tennessee Department of Education will start to distribute test score data beginning on Monday, but that's too late for final grades in some districts.
July 29, 2016
Tennessee Department of Education names new communications chief
Ashley Ball, who has served as the department's chief spokeswoman during one of its most tumultuous years, is leaving her job and will be replaced by Sara Gast.
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