Saturday, December 3, 2022

ChalkBeat TN

by Caroline Bauman and Laura Faith Kebede Chalkbeat Tennessee Just when it seemed that this year’s state testing had gone off without a hitch, it has emerged that thousands of exams were incorrectly scored. About 9,400 students across the state received incorrect...
The incorrect scoring of state tests for more than a thousand Memphis students was the last straw for one of the city’s two major teacher unions. The United Education Association of Shelby County called on Tennessee Monday to invalidate test...
About a fifth of students are meeting expectations in math and English in grades 3 to 8 in Shelby County Schools, according to state data released Thursday. That’s the lowest of the state’s four urban districts, though not far behind...
Nine out of 10 of elementary- and middle-school students in Tennessee’s turnaround district aren’t scoring on grade level in English and math, according to test score data released Thursday. The news is unsurprising: The Achievement School District oversees 32 of...
For a third straight year, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen will convene a task force to examine Tennessee’s testing program in the wake of persistent hiccups with its TNReady assessment and perennial concerns about over-testing. McQueen announced Monday the members of...
For the first time since the city of Memphis ceased funding schools after the historic merger of city and county districts, it’s looking into getting back into public education — by putting dollars into pre-K classrooms. Several members of the...
by Laura Faith Kebede A four-year analysis of final grades across Memphis high schools found that Trezevant High is not alone in frequent instances of changed transcripts. In fact, Trezevant had Shelby County Schools’ second highest number of transcript changes from...
How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a series we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their jobs. Trudie Owens says education runs in her blood. Trudie Owens Her mother was an elementary school teacher, her...
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said Wednesday that more people could be fired and even face criminal charges as a result of a deeper investigation into the high rate of grade changes that happened at seven Memphis high schools over four...
by CAROLINE BAUMAN For the third time, a state-run school will shutter in Memphis. GRAD Academy announced Monday that it will close its high school located in South Memphis at the end of this school year. It is the only Memphis school...