State Rep. Mike Sparks calls on legislators to consider alternatives to traditional textbooks.
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says legislators -- not committees of educators -- should take the lead on replacing the controversial Common Core education standards.
It's called Response to Intervention and Instruction, or RTI2 for short, and it's part of a statewide effort to help students catch up earlier. Elementary schools already have a similar model in place, but it could be challenging for high schools to implement it.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam won’t be firing his education commissioner, despite the chorus of conservative legislators asking him to in a letter last week. But his endorsement of Kevin Huffman has lost some spark after a year of high-profile complaints.
Governor Bill Haslam devoted roughly a third of this year's State of the State to education, and he wasn’t just talking about children. But the speech did not flesh out any details of how a school voucher program would work in Tennessee.
Proposed taxes are drawing voters to the polls in several Tennessee counties, including Sumner, where a budget battle delayed the start of school by nearly two weeks. A $25 increase in car registrations is splitting voters who consider themselves conservative.
Tennessee education officials are praising twenty-one school systems for “exemplary” results in the last academic year. At the same time, they’re sending warnings to more than a third of the state’s school districts. The message: standardized test scores aren’t improving fast enough for at least some of your students.
A review of the Tennessee’s controversial new system for evaluating teachers is due out in the next couple of weeks. The state’s top education official doubts it will bring many surprises.
High school graduations in Nashville begin tomorrow, but some of the diplomas handed out will just be empty placeholders.
Thousands of Tennessee parents may be affected by a proposal to require their children to turn five a month earlier in order to start kindergarten. But the measure also includes a “maturity” test that would allow four-year-olds to enroll.
The State Senate Monday night passed a bill that would allow any college instructor to receive a license to teach his subject in high schools with no additional educational training.
A bill to allow more questioning of scientific theories in the name of “critical thinking” got the final vote of approval from the state House of Representatives last night.
The group charged with reviewing Tennessee’s teacher evaluation process says the state needs to do more to help educators improve. The State Collaborative on Reforming Education, or SCORE, says more intensive skill-building programs should be a top priority this year.
The Tennessee State Senate passed an amended version of a bill that opens classrooms to debate that questions established scientific theories.
A charter school director from California wants to start a network of new schools in Nashville.
Business leaders say it’s time for Metro Schools to pick up the pace, particularly when it comes to the ACT college entrance exam.