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Tennessee Education Research Alliance
July 16, 2019
Tennessee school turnaround models either haven’t worked or are stalling out, new research finds
“We feel confident at this point saying that the strategy followed for the ASD hasn’t produced positive results for students we’d hoped to see,” said one researcher.
February 22, 2019
Is Tennessee moving its weakest teachers to early, non-tested grades? New research says yes.
Low-performing teachers in grades 3 through 5 are more likely to be reassigned to non-tested early grades than their more effective peers.
January 31, 2019
Study: Tennessee schools with the biggest needs tend to have lower-quality principals
Researchers offer the first statewide look at the quality of school leaders — and where they work.
December 4, 2018
With new school turnaround model, Tennessee takes lessons learned in Memphis to Chattanooga
Guiding principles have emerged from almost a decade of state turnaround work.
November 29, 2018
In Tennessee, black educators stick with teaching, but change schools more often, says new study
The state’s black teachers, especially males, are transferring to other schools at a higher rate than white teachers.
At what cost
February 1, 2018
Do schools lose ground when losing top teachers to turnaround schools? A little, but it’s worth it, says Tennessee research
New research addresses a nagging concern about the quest to lure top teachers to struggling schools.
five years in
November 15, 2017
Tennessee’s two big school turnaround experiments are yielding big lessons, researchers say
Five years in, Tennessee receives a report card of sorts from researchers who have closely followed its two primary models for improving struggling schools.
License to lead
March 21, 2017
Why Tennessee’s exam for principals might be a waste of time — and blocking candidates of color, too
A new Vanderbilt study suggests that the test is a poor predictor of how effective candidates are as school leaders.
school turnaround lessons
February 14, 2017
Too many good teachers are quitting Tennessee’s Achievement School District, researchers say
Researchers examine whether the state-run ASD and local iZones have been able to recruit and retain teachers with top ratings.
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