The fight over academic standards in Tennessee shouldn’t be about what it ends up being called, Gov. Bill Haslam suggested Friday, but whether it’s rigorous enough to help Tennessee students.
Shelby County teachers threatened to stage a sickout if they don’t get more money.
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.
Charter schools lead the way in Nashville on a new list of top Tennessee schools, accounting for more than one-third of Metro schools recognized by the state on Thursday.