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The turnaround initiative has produced few wins. But without it, Tennessee must come up with a new plan.
Bren Elliott was on the job less than six months
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.
Bren Elliott, a former Nashville school administrator, will oversee improvement efforts that encompass nearly 300 schools
The lawsuit is the first legal challenge to the controversial 2021 law
‘Tennessee has always been a bellwether state’ for education reform, says Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds
Results offer localized snapshot of how school systems are doing with pandemic recovery.
The results suggest that Tennessee’s early investments in summer learning camps and intensive tutoring are paying off.
The ban was inserted by Gov. Lee into his popular plan to gradually increase teacher pay.
About 500 students initially flagged for possible retention did well enough to move directly to 4th grade.