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

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

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

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

Census’ Citizenship Question, The Other Segregation and Commissioner Schwinn’s Inner Circle


What We Are Read­ing Nation­al K-12 Aid at Stake in Suit Over Cen­sus’ Cit­i­zen­ship Ques­tion, Edu­ca­tion Week The Oth­er Seg­re­ga­tion, The … Con­tin­ue read­ing Cen­sus’ Cit­i­zen­ship Ques­tion, The Oth­er Seg­re­ga­tion and Com­mis­sion­er Schwinn’s Inner Cir­cle

Commissioner Schwinn on school turnaround, principal quality and the cult of homework


What We Are Read­ing Ten­nessee Com­mis­sion­er Schwinn Dis­cuss­es Account­abil­i­ty in School Turn­around Chalk­beat Are Ten­nessee schools plac­ing weak­er teach­ers in non-test­ed … Con­tin­ue read­ing Com­mis­sion­er Schwinn on school turn­around, prin­ci­pal qual­i­ty and the cult of home­work

L.A.‘s teachers got what they wanted, school vouchers and a plan to increase college graduation rates


What We Are Read­ing The U.S. Teach­ing Pop­u­la­tion Is Get­ting Big­ger, and More Female The Atlantic L.A.’s Teach­ers Got What They … Con­tin­ue read­ing L.A.‘s teach­ers got what they want­ed, school vouch­ers and a plan to increase col­lege grad­u­a­tion rates

Governor Haslam’s Education Legacy, the Mobility and Retention of Black Teachers and DACA Students Continue to Advocate


What We Are Read­ing Ten­nessee The Ten­nessean released a com­pre­hen­sive series of arti­cles exam­in­ing the chal­lenges fac­ing Ten­nessee grads in … Con­tin­ue read­ing Gov­er­nor Haslam’s Edu­ca­tion Lega­cy, the Mobil­i­ty and Reten­tion of Black Teach­ers and DACA Stu­dents Con­tin­ue to Advo­cate