Tennessee to Stay with Test-Based Teacher Evaluations

It was music to the ears of his biggest critics — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, discussing standardized testing, sounded much like them as he carved some leeway into one of his bedrock education policies.

Nashville’s Low-Rated Schools More Than Double

More than twice the number of Metro Nashville public schools are performing at the state’s lowest academic level than was the case two years ago, setting the stage for state intervention.

TN Report Highlights Spending on School Administration

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has found that school districts with higher rates of administrative spending are more likely to be very small or very large districts, and to be municipal or special school districts rather than county districts.