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June 18, 2015
Five takeaways from Tennessee’s ‘quick score’ flap
After a month of explanations, here’s what we know — and what we don't know — about the confusion that erupted over this year's preliminary state achievement test scores.
June 12, 2015
Tennessee Teacher of the Year finalists announced
The Tennessee Department of Education announces nine finalists for the 2015-16 Tennessee Teacher of the Year Award.
June 9, 2015
McQueen: Change in ‘quick score’ calculation ‘needed to happen’
Two weeks after state education officials apologized for a miscommunication over test scores, members of the State Board of Education ask their own questions.
May 21, 2015
Are teachers unwittingly contributing to testing anxiety?
As the state adopts tougher tests to measure how much students know, parents and education leaders worry the new climate adds to student stress.
May 5, 2015
Tennessee teacher gets welcome surprise on National Teacher Day
To mark National Teacher Appreciation Week, the state's education commissioner singles out some of Tennessee's best teachers based on a statewide student essay contest.
March 2, 2015
State education commissioner names testing task force
Responding to complaints of ‘too much testing' in Tennessee public schools, a 23-member task force will examine the matter and issue a report this summer.
February 5, 2015
Union files lawsuit contesting fairness of using test scores to judge elective teachers
Tennessee's largest teachers union sues state and district education officials in Nashville and Anderson County, challenging teacher evaluations based on test scores of students in courses they did not teach.
January 26, 2015
Tennessee students begin NAEP testing
It’s testing week for Tennessee students taking the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a critical measure of the state’s academic progress. Across the state,…
January 22, 2015
Candice McQueen on her challenges and goals as Tennessee’s new education commissioner
The former classroom teacher talks about her admiration for teachers, as well the many complex issues awaiting her time and attention.
December 19, 2014
New commissioner to teachers: I’m ready to listen
Candice McQueen doesn’t assume her role as Tennessee’s education commissioner until Jan. 20, but she’s already reaching out to teachers. The Tennessee Education Report posted…
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.
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