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14 hours ago
McQueen: Working with Haslam on education was ‘a perfect match’ — and it’s time to move on
In an interview, the commissioner talks about why she took the state's top ed job in 2015 — and why she's leaving now.
17 hours ago
Tennesseans reflect on Candice McQueen’s legacy leading the state’s schools
As Candice McQueen prepares to leave her role as chief of Tennessee schools in January, education leaders, advocates, and parents are weighing in on her legacy.
20 hours ago
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.
2 days ago
Findings are mixed from Tennessee’s first-ever security review of all public schools
A new report summarizes months of scrutiny of more than 1,800 school campuses statewide.
November 6, 2018
Bill Lee is Tennessee’s next governor. Here’s how he’ll begin to shape education.
Now that he's elected, Lee must transition to a new administration and work with a public school system serving a million students.
November 5, 2018
A Memphis principal was fired over flawed test scores. Should state law protect him too?
State lawmakers passed two wide-ranging laws designed to protect teachers, students, and schools from test results that might not be reliable, but what about principals?
October 31, 2018
Tennessee students improve slightly on ACT in a year when national scores backslide
The state's average ACT score lands above 20 for a second straight year on the college entrance exam.
October 29, 2018
Questar hires tech guru amid TNReady testing cleanup
The Minneapolis-based testing company lures Brendan Kealey from testing giant Pearson to modernize Questar's digital infrastructure.
October 29, 2018
Memphis’ only program for adults to get high school diploma gets lifeline from district leaders
The need for programs like adult education programs like The Excel Center is immense in Memphis.
October 22, 2018
Seven Memphis schools could have charters revoked next week
The vote scheduled comes about a month after the state released its “priority list” of schools that performed worst on state tests.
October 22, 2018
Tennessee students to test the test under reworked computer platform
This week's simulation is designed to make sure that technical problems don't happen again under testing company Questar.
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.
October 4, 2018
Tipton County school leader named Tennessee’s principal of the year
A Tipton County middle school principal and a Loudon County supervisor receive top honors for their work in Tennessee education.
October 3, 2018
‘We do not need to start over,’ educators advise Haslam on TNReady
The report summarizes feedback from educators who met with the governor during his recent statewide "listening tour" to troubleshoot testing problems.
October 1, 2018
Tennessee’s 2018 graduation rate is steady at 89 percent. See how your school did.
Just over 89 percent of Tennessee’s public high school students graduated on time in 2018, maintaining the state’s record-high rate from last year.
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