Archive | January, 2013

2013 Tennessee Education Legislation Preview

I wrote a column for Tennessee Education Report about the 2013 legislative session and key education legislation.  Essentially, the column gives an overview of legislation on vouchers (which Governor Haslam promised in his State of the State last night), a state Charter School authorizer, and Parent Trigger.  Read more here.

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Can All of Tennessee be an Achievement School District?

So, Tennessee’s Achievement School District recently unveiled a new pay scale for its teachers. After 6 years in ASD, a teacher can earn $62,000 — with bonuses, possibly more. As a point of reference, the ASD takes schools in the bottom 5% of the state in terms of student performance — persistently low-performing schools — and […]

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