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Local Students Have Book Published

(WKRN Nashville) Twenty-one students in Rutherford County are now published authors and spent Tuesday signing autographs at Barnes and Noble. The students wrote and illustrated a book called “Stop! Look! Listen! How Do Elephants Stay Safe at School.” The 18-page … Continue reading

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“Standardized Testing for Kindergarten and 1st Grade Should Be Dropped” Says Commissioner

A State Task Force says annual standardized testing of Kindergarten and 1st grade students should be dropped. The panel seems to agree with many teachers, who complain too much classroom effort is being directed toward test preparation. The task force … Continue reading

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Tennessee Students Make Strides in ACT Scores

(The Tennessean) Tennessee’s average ACT score, historically slow to improve despite constant attention from educators, has made its biggest year-to-year leap since the state began testing all students. It’s a key sign more students in Tennessee are graduating ready for … Continue reading

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Struggling TN Virtual Academy to Limit Enrollment

Tennessee’s long Virtual Academy has agreed to limit enrollment this fall only to students now in the struggling school. The online effort operated through the private K12 Corporation has struggled academically since it opened in 2011 and was set for … Continue reading

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Legislation Requiring Students Pass Citizenship Test

State senators considering legislation requiring Tennessee students pass a basic citizenship test in order to graduate form high school. The test is modeled after similar tests given to immigrants in order to receive U.S. citizenship. Chattanooga Republican State Rep. Gerald … Continue reading

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UT Releases Four Years’ Worth of Sex Assault Data

The University of Tennessee has released statistics showing the number of student sex assaults more than doubled in four years. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the university released its data last week to all students, faculty and staff. UT spokeswoman … Continue reading

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23,000 Students have Registered for Tennessee Promise

Nearly 23,000 students have registered to participate in Governor Bill Haslam’s program to cover full tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate. Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents got an update on the so-called Tennessee Promise initiative … Continue reading

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