Education news. In context.
Diversity & Equity
Politics & Policy
Teaching & Classroom
Student & School Performance
Leadership & Management
Charters & Choice
Find a Job
How to be a Chalkbeat source
Republish Our Stories
Code of Ethics
Our News Partners
Work with Us
State Collaborative on Reforming Education
April 15, 2019
Tennessee governor’s voucher proposal is ‘step backwards,’ says civil rights, education coalition
A statewide coalition of more than 50 civil rights and education advocacy groups come out against Gov. Bill Lee’s signature education proposal.
February 11, 2019
Former Tennessee teacher of the year wins prestigious national award
Cicely Woodard received the nation’s highest teaching honor from its largest teacher organization.
Updated January 17, 2019
Lee picks Texas academic chief Penny Schwinn as Tennessee’s next education commissioner
The choice is one of the last and most important cabinet picks for governor-elect Bill Lee, who made education a top priority on the campaign trail.
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.
The right stuff
November 19, 2018
Who will be Tennessee’s next education chief? Gov.-elect Bill Lee is getting lots of advice
The Republican businessman is looking for the right fit to lead his vision for Tennessee schools.
September 10, 2018
Most Tennessee voters favor state tests and want TNReady fixed, says new poll
But whether the state should keep using student test results to evaluate teachers is less clear, according to a new statewide survey.
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.
January 24, 2018
Six things we heard during Tennessee’s first gubernatorial forum on education
Tennessee voters got their first good look at most candidates for governor during an education forum televised statewide.
January 22, 2018
Tennesseans are about to get their first good look at candidates for governor on education
Voters will get to hear from all but one of the major candidates Tuesday evening during the first gubernatorial forum televised statewide.
August 1, 2017
Tennessee voters want an education-minded governor in 2018, says new survey
The results come a year before the 2018 gubernatorial primaries, and the next leader will follow several governors who have sought to overhaul Tennessee's K-12 schools.
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.
April 18, 2017
‘I think you will do well,’ says governor to Tennessee students preparing for TNReady
Tennessee's youngest students who began testing this week receive a pep talk from Haslam and a No. 2 pencil courtesy of SCORE.
State of Education in Tennessee
January 27, 2016
SCORE report: Steady on TNReady, thumbs up to revised standards, target the achievement gap
An influential education research and advocacy group lists top priorities to improve the state of K-12 education in Tennessee.
February 23, 2015
New teacher fellowship program announced in Tennessee
Identifying teachers as the biggest factor to improving educational opportunities for students, state education leaders and advocates announce a new fellowship program for Tennessee teachers.
In your inbox.
Chalkbeat New York
How I Teach
Rise & Shine Colorado
Rise & Shine Detroit
Rise & Shine Indiana
Rise & Shine Tennessee
The Starting Line