District improvement, higher education in Memphis and a new podcast about how race, class and power shape American schools


What We Are Lis­ten­ing To Live! With Extra­Or­di­nary Dis­tricts — A Dis­cus­sion on Dis­trict Improve­ment The Edu­ca­tion Trust Behind the Head­li­nes Pod­cast: High­er … Con­tin­ue read­ing Dis­trict improve­ment, high­er edu­ca­tion in Mem­phis and a new pod­cast about how race, class and pow­er shape Amer­i­can schools

Tennessee families won’t be taxed for using voucher money, new early grade literacy initiative and Tennessee’s academic progress stalls on nation’s new education report card


Ten­nessee ‘I under­stand’: Mem­phis report cards now avail­able in Span­ish Chalk­beat Abrupt rever­sal: Ten­nessee fam­i­lies won’t be taxed for using … Con­tin­ue read­ing Ten­nessee fam­i­lies won’t be taxed for using voucher mon­ey, new ear­ly grade lit­er­a­cy ini­tia­tive and Tennessee’s aca­d­e­mic pro­gress stalls on nation’s new edu­ca­tion report card

The science of reading, how to broach hard conversations in the classroom and getting every child ready for kindergarten


What We’re Lis­ten­ing To The Sci­ence of Read­ing Pod­cast How Can We Broach Hard Con­ver­sa­tions In The Class­room? Ted Radio Hour … Con­tin­ue read­ing The sci­ence of read­ing, how to broach hard con­ver­sa­tions in the class­room and get­ting every child ready for kinder­garten

A new second grade retention policy, the future of the Achievement School District, proposed changes to Civil Rights Data Collection and more


What We’re Read­ing Ten­nessee Mem­phis kinder­garten stu­dents will be the first affect­ed by a new reten­tion pol­i­cy in sec­ond grade. … Con­tin­ue read­ing A new sec­ond grade reten­tion pol­i­cy, the future of the Achieve­ment School Dis­trict, pro­posed changes to Civil Rights Data Col­lec­tion and more

Growing Diversity of Higher Education, Closing a Failing School and College ‘Adversity Score’


What We Are Lis­ten­ing To The Grow­ing Diver­si­ty of High­er Edu­ca­tion SwampEd Clos­ing A Fail­ing School Is Nor­mal, But Not … Con­tin­ue read­ing Grow­ing Diver­si­ty of High­er Edu­ca­tion, Clos­ing a Fail­ing School and Col­lege ‘Adver­si­ty Score’

Letters to Tennessee School Parents, Should Schools Be Judged by How Much Students Know?


What We Are Read­ing Ten­nessee ‘Some­one needs to be fired,’ says law­mak­er about let­ters sent to Ten­nessee school par­ents Chalk­beat A … Con­tin­ue read­ing Let­ters to Ten­nessee School Par­ents, Should Schools Be Judged by How Much Stu­dents Know?

Tennessee will wait another year to grade its schools A-F, a new initiative to close gaps in college and career readiness and more


What We Are Read­ing Ten­nessee Ten­nessee gov­er­nor promis­es ‘fund­ing will be there’ for ear­ly voucher start Chalk­beat Schwinn taps deputy with … Con­tin­ue read­ing Ten­nessee will wait anoth­er year to grade its schools A-F, a new ini­tia­tive to close gaps in col­lege and career readi­ness and more

Holding for-profit schools accountable, educator professional learning in Tennessee and how one district learned to talk about race


What We Are Lis­ten­ing To Pro­tect­ing Stu­dents and Hold­ing For-Prof­it Col­leges Account­able swampED A Look Into Edu­ca­tor Pro­fes­sion­al Learn­ing In … Con­tin­ue read­ing Hold­ing for-prof­it schools account­able, edu­ca­tor pro­fes­sion­al learn­ing in Ten­nessee and how one dis­trict learned to talk about race

10 education laws taking effect July 1 in Tennessee, literacy initiative is in jeopardy and how to decrease student absenteeism


What We Are Read­ing Ten­nessee From civics to vap­ing, here are 10 edu­ca­tion laws tak­ing effect July 1 in Ten­nessee … Con­tin­ue read­ing 10 edu­ca­tion laws tak­ing effect July 1 in Ten­nessee, lit­er­a­cy ini­tia­tive is in jeop­ardy and how to decrease stu­dent absen­teeism