Tennessee Department of Education

46% proficiency rate is the highest since the state raised its academic standards in 2010.

The revised policy also requires more tutoring for struggling readers who advance to fifth grade.

Charter networks, both inside and outside the state, are tracking the legislation.

GOP leaders acknowledge that the Achievement School District district had failed in its turnaround mission.

University could use charter groups to expand its reach and replicate teaching and learning models.

Vouchers are a “bitter pill” that will destabilize K-12 education, a former Superintendent of the Year testified.

GOP lawmakers also want to conduct annual hearings into student testing requirements.

Lizzette Reynolds has a broad policy background, but no teaching experience.

Leader of Tennessee school board group and a superintendent explain why they strongly denounced the updated A-F grading system and a proposed expansion of private-school vouchers.

Three-quarters of schools earned a C or better under the new formula that stresses academic proficiency.

How will they be calculated? Will they matter? Chalkbeat gives a preview.

Fourteen schools had rates of 90% or higher. District officials credit tutoring, graduation coaches and other efforts.

Two out-of-state conservative groups will get the last word in Tennessee’s legislative hearings on rejecting federal education funding.

Prize-winning authors spoke to Whitehaven H.S. students but had to hold back on discussing themes of systemic racism.

Grades will be released in December. Revised criteria mark a big change of course under a new leader.