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Tennessee Education Association
June 27, 2018
Tennessee teachers have a new voice. Meet the next leader of the state’s largest teacher group
When Beth Brown takes office July 1 as the new president of the Tennessee Education Association, she’ll become the youngest elected leader of…
June 27, 2018
Why the Janus Supreme Court case won’t have much impact in Tennessee
The decision from the nation’s highest court has devastating implications for large unions in the 23 states that have allowed such fees; Tennessee is not among them.
May 7, 2018
How did Tennessee testing go this year? An investigator is about to ask 64,000 educators
The state comptroller will email surveys this week asking for information on the administration of this year's TNReady exam.
April 19, 2018
Tennessee lawmakers take matters into their own hands on TNReady testing problems
After more testing problems, the legislature votes to pull TNReady scores from this year’s accountability systems for students, teachers, schools, districts.
April 9, 2018
Concerned about over-testing, Tennessee will eliminate two high school exams
Dropping the two end-of-course tests represents Tennessee's most significant reduction of state-mandated testing in recent years.
August 9, 2017
Tennessee teachers are warming to evaluations as a tool to improve their work, survey says
The state’s latest educator survey shows that 75 percent of teachers found evaluations helpful last year in improving their teaching, almost double from 2012.
March 15, 2017
Before Trump speaks in Nashville, here are five things to know about school choice in Tennessee
Tennessee is a battleground state in the debate over school tuition vouchers, and has seen steady growth in its charter school sector since 2003.
December 20, 2016
Tennessee’s completed schools plan is finally out. Here’s what insiders are saying.
The plan, released in response to a sweeping new federal education law, has the potential to reshape the state’s 1,600 public schools.
August 1, 2016
Here are three state House races in Memphis where education groups are spending money
At least six candidates running in contested races for the Tennessee House of Representatives are attracting money from groups and individuals with education policy goals.
May 24, 2016
As new federal education law looms, McQueen seeks input for Tennessee plan
The State Department of Education invites Tennesseans to share their ideas about how Tennessee should use leeway granted to states under the new federal education law.
February 22, 2016
TNReady delay heightens parent concerns, strains lesson plans
Ripples of the botched online rollout of Tennessee's new assessment are felt by students, teachers, parents and other education stakeholders.
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.
February 11, 2016
Once considered a sure thing, vouchers fizzle in Tennessee legislature
A bill that until recently seemed assured to introduce school vouchers in Tennessee flies off the table after its chief advocate realized it wouldn't pass.
September 3, 2015
Tennessee and Memphis teachers unions are fighting — each other
A turf war brewing between the state and Memphis teachers unions spilled over into local educators’ inboxes Wednesday. In an unexpected move, the Tennessee Education…
April 9, 2015
Tennessee’s teacher evaluation system improving, state report says
Tennessee's teacher evaluation system is more accurate than ever in measuring teacher quality, according to a new report by the state Department of Education.
February 23, 2015
New teacher fellowship program announced in Tennessee
Identifying teachers as the biggest factor to improving educational opportunities for students, state education leaders and advocates announce a new fellowship program for Tennessee teachers.
December 17, 2014
Lipscomb dean will replace Huffman
A top official at one of Tennessee’s premier education schools will become Tennessee’s new education commissioner, Gov. Bill Haslam announced today.
March 10, 2014
TEA files lawsuit on behalf of Knox County teacher
The Tennessee Education Association has filed a lawsuit on the behalf of a Knox County teacher who believes she was unfairly denied a bonus as…
February 12, 2014
Tennessee teachers rally to prevent TVAAS scores’ ties to licensure process
Tennessee Education Association is campaigning against the use of value-added scores in making high-stakes personnel decisions for teachers.
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