Archive | January, 2017

Stopping Betsy DeVos

Efforts to stop the confirmation of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos are ramping up ahead of her HELP Committee confirmation vote scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st. Here are a few notes from Tennessee Education Report:   While Senator Lamar Alexander issued a statement in defense of DeVos, it’s interesting to note:   Listening to her […]

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State Report Card Earning an “F”

Tennessee is out with plans for a new state report card that will give all schools an A-F designation. So far, early reviews suggest the plan is earning an “F.” From Tennessee Education Report: Ripley High School Principal Joey Hassell has been tweeting this weekend about the state‚Äôs move to an A-F grading system for […]

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The Dangers of Outsourcing

From Tennessee Education Report: The repeated issues with Durham School Services raise questions about both the vendor and about outsourcing essential school services generally. An earlier piece noted that the push to outsource bus services may be the result of under-funded schools systems searching for financial answers. Unfortunately, outsourcing bus services may have immediate financial […]

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