Senator Lamar Alexander is joining efforts to reform No Child Left Behind . The public has heard a lot over the past few years about ..... indicated he would grant waivers allowing states to opt out of No Child Left Behind . Tennessee has applied for one of those waivers. Alexander
literacy experts and building schedules with extra time in reading and writing. The district is part of the state's national Race to the Top education initiatives. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published
proficiency this year on 22 of 24 tested subjects than last year. Tennessee became one of the first states to win national Race to the Top funding in 2009 and immediately began using the funds to implement tougher standards for students. Students were most proficient
leadership development programs. The grants are part of the $500 million the state won three years ago in the national Race to the Top education grant competition. Officials say eight recipients received grants, which were awarded to organizations in partnership
minutes a day. But educators lobbied against it, saying they couldn't keep test scores up and couldn't deal with No Child Left Behind . They said that more P.E. would lead to more problems. So now, the bill only requires schools to report exactly
Tennessee won $500 million in the Race to the Top almost a year ago. Much of that money ..... achievement state leaders are hoping Race to the Top money will bring to every school in ..... state is spending a portion of its Race to the Top money to create a special school district
for schools to prepare for this year's testing if the report cards show major changes are needed. Details are at http://tn.gov/education/reportcard/index.shtml or http://tn.gov/education/ nclb /ayp/index.shtml .
hired math tutors," said Superintendent Mike Looney. The Williamson County school district is also spending some of its Race to the Top money to conduct incremental testing throughout the year in hopes of improving year-end test scores.
Nashville's public school system, which failed to meet adequate yearly progress goals in 2010 as required under the No Child Left Behind Act. "When they are missing those practice tests, in addition to regular schoolroom instructional time, then there