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March 12, 2019
Teachers are ‘ready to fight,’ says new Tennessee coalition inspired by strikes in other states
A new coalition seeks grassroot support to gauge whether Tennessee teachers are ready for collective action.
February 22, 2019
Is Tennessee moving its weakest teachers to early, non-tested grades? New research says yes.
Low-performing teachers in grades 3 through 5 are more likely to be reassigned to non-tested early grades than their more effective peers.
meanwhile in albany
January 8, 2019
Here’s your Albany education cheat sheet for 2019. SHSAT, charter schools and mayoral control will be among hot topics this session.
That new political makeup in the Senate will likely change the course for state education policy. What can we expect for mayoral control, charter schools, school funding and the SHSAT?
November 15, 2018
Tennessee schools chief Candice McQueen leaving for job at national education nonprofit
Tennessee’s top education chief is leaving state government. Candice McQueen will become the CEO of National Institute for Excellence in Teaching in January.
Bill Lee's words
November 6, 2018
Here’s what Tennessee’s next governor says about K-12 education
Republican businessman Bill Lee gave his positions on big education issues in response to a Chalkbeat survey earlier this year.
November 5, 2018
Here are six ways your vote on Tuesday could affect schools across New York
Democrats could take control of the state Senate for the first time since 2010.
October 25, 2018
More work, worse relationships, and better feedback: How teacher evaluation has changed the job of the principal
Teacher evaluation overhauls were supposed to reshape teaching. New research suggests they may have had an even greater impact on what it means to be a school principal.
October 11, 2018
Most New York City teachers would be observed less often under new contract deal
Under the terms of the tentative contract deal between the city and union, the number of observations required would fall to two for most teachers.
October 11, 2018
Teachers getting better under Tennessee’s controversial evaluation system, says new analysis
Measurable benefits for both students and teachers have come out of the system since 2011, says the National Council on Teacher Quality.
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 10, 2018
How do you improve schools? Start by coaching principals, says new study
To develop teachers, principals needing coaching too, says a new study by Vanderbilt University and Mathematica Policy Research.
August 9, 2018
Citing ‘multiple years of failure,’ Knoxville school leaders vote ‘no confidence’ in state
Board Chairwoman Patti Bounds says the Tennessee Department of Education “still takes no ownership” of its mistakes.
August 5, 2018
Eight years ago, the L.A. Times published teachers’ ratings. New research tells us what happened next.
"You shine a light on people who are underperforming and the hope is they improve. But when you increase transparency, you may actually exacerbate inequality."
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.
July 24, 2018
Haslam worries TNReady testing troubles could unravel Tennessee education policy
Now in the homestretch of his administration, Gov. Bill Haslam makes his case for staying the course with the state's blueprint for student improvement.
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