A bill to provide school vouchers to students at underperforming schools will come up again in the General Assembly this year, despite resolutions passed by local school boards opposing the issue, said Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, who has sponsored voucher bills in recent years.
Declaring their desire to understand the nuances of charter schools in cities like Memphis, members of a national NAACP task force dug in this week to the nitty-gritty of the education reform tool and how it’s impacting everything from funding to equity.
Collierville’s school district voted Tuesday evening to lobby against a new state accountability system that assigns schools a letter grade from A through F, and leaders of some other Memphis-area school systems are likewise raising concerns.
In the national debate about oversight and funding of charter schools, Memphis is at the crossroads of efforts to use charters to move students from bad public schools to classrooms with higher-quality seats.
If your child attended a school in the state-run Achievement School District last year, there was a 1-in-3 chance the teacher in front of that classroom didn’t have the highest level of qualification to teach that class.
Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen made a stop at Pearl Cohn High School on Thursday to talk about the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act draft plan ahead of its release — possible sometime within the next week.
Tennessee is making big changes to the way it addresses its lowest-performing schools, with big implications for its pioneering state turnaround district — and for the local urban districts where struggling schools are concentrated.