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Director of Schools in Nashville plans “innovation zone”

The City Paper’s Joey Garrison reports Metro Nashville Public Schools Director Jesse Register will create a new “innovation zone” comprised of 10 low-performing schools, “hoping to stave off state intervention.” Under the approach, a new executive director will oversee the … Continue reading

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TCAP scores improve in Tennessee, Memphis, Shelby County

Students are scoring better on tests administered by the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), but grade-level proficiency remains low. Statewide, average elementary school math scores jumped 7 percent while reading scores rose by 3.7 percent. But only 41 percent of … Continue reading

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Tennessee expected to fall short of NCLB standards

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam believes there is a “very real possibility” the state’s schools won’t meet the standards set under the federal “No Child Left Behind” law drafted by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and signed by former President George … Continue reading

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Atlanta school teachers, administrators caught cheating

This is a bit outside our purview, but it’s hard to ignore the news out of Atlanta today, where an investigation has uncovered a systematic effort by teachers, principles and administrators to cheat on the annual state Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests: … Continue reading

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