place for about 12 years, but they've never been able to come into an elementary school. Now, they can thanks to some Race to the Top funding. "By helping these kids learn science and math, that's also going to improve their reading and test-taking
Huffman told The Commercial Appeal that it's hard to understand why the state wouldn't want to get more money from the Race to the Top education grant program that already gave Tennessee $500 million to reform schools. The main reason not to apply, Huffman
people to lose sight of the progress being made, and that Tennessee should be able to use its own approaches laid out in Race to the Top . That includes tracking overall student achievement and graduation rates. Metro Schools are now in what's called "Restructuring
burden of time." Channel 4 previously reported the new evaluation system was initiated to help Tennessee win the federal Race to the Top program. It bases 50 percent on classroom observations, 35 percent on teacher effect data (TVAAS scores) and 15 percent
serious improvements while other states defend the status quo. Last year, Tennessee was awarded $500 million in federal Race to the Top money to reform its schools. "This work is tough. It is challenging. Nothing is easy about it. There is a reason why
to be on track when it comes to education and the federal Race to the Top grant. A new report released by the Department of Education ..... which would allow the state to use its own goals set out in Race to the Top for accountability. That includes tracking overall student
address concerns raised repeatedly by teachers since the evaluation measure was first enacted as part of Tennessee's federal Race to the Top grant application in 2010. Tennessee was 1 of the first two states selected for the grants. Last month, the State Collaborative
determine districts and schools for intervention, including the Achievement School District. Tennessee also seeks to continue plans under Race to the Top as the central reform model in the state. Copyright 2011 WSMV. All rights reserved.
Tennessee applied to become STEM schools, but only three were chosen to receive grant money. Those funds come from Tennessee's share of the federal Race to the Top program. Copyright WSMV 2012 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.