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December 6, 2018
Chief of Tennessee education group SCORE to step down and pass baton to colleague
Jamie Woodson will soon step down as CEO of the advocacy and research organization that she has led for eight years.
August 3, 2018
Here’s how Lee, Dean compare on education in the race to be Tennessee’s next governor
The state's next leader will set the course for school funding and shape education policy on everything from student testing to teacher evaluations.
meet the fellows
May 17, 2018
Meet the 38 teachers chosen by SCORE to champion education around Tennessee
Six teachers from Memphis have been awarded fellowships that will allow them to spend the next year supporting better education in Tennessee. The year-long fellowships,…
November 29, 2017
As Tennessee governor’s race ramps up, so does the conversation around schools
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education unveils five priorities aimed at moving Tennessee up from the middle of the pack on student achievement.
May 8, 2017
Wanted: Millennials to teach in Tennessee
The advocacy group known as SCORE kicks off a campaign to recruit young people to high-needs schools in both rural and urban districts.
Making the SCORE
February 7, 2017
Seeking to balance reform with stability, SCORE unveils priorities in annual State of Education report
The influential education research and advocacy organization unveils its top three priorities aimed at sustaining Tennessee's academic gains.
The big lift
April 19, 2016
Tennessee has an upward mobility problem. Can schools help?
State education leaders brainstorm about entrenched inequality — and schools’ role in reversing it.
February 1, 2016
Haslam expected to address education funding in State of the State speech
Entering office saying he wanted to be an "education governor," Bill Haslam is expected to continue that focus tonight when he delivers his annual address to lawmakers.
Leaders in Learning
October 26, 2015
2015 SCORE Prize honors schools, districts in Memphis, Nashville, Trousdale County
Public schools are honored as winners of the fifth annual SCORE Prize for being leaders in student learning in Tennessee.
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