Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Education

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...
When it comes to conversations about education policy, students are often the least heard. But amplifying young voices is the goal of a new program launched by two Memphis-based advocacy groups, Campaign for School Equity and Latino Memphis. "I joined the group...
A new public education fellowship for people of color will spotlight issues of equity and connect stakeholders of diverse backgrounds in the quest to improve student achievement across Tennessee. Sixteen people in the first class of Mosaic Fellows were named...
The first class in Tennessee to get a free do-over on ACT testing is also the first class to push the state over an average score of 20 on the national college entrance exam, an indication that the state’s...
The Trump administration’s wind-down of protections for some undocumented immigrants isn’t leading daily newscasts now, but it’s still very much in the minds of the nation’s students. Chalkbeat sat in recently as students at Memphis Central High School took...
Ford’s longtime commitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities continues with its national Ford HBCU Drive2Greatness program and contest that will donate a total of $300,000 to go toward STEAM initiatives Now through Oct. 27, supporters of Historically Black Colleges...
Memphis school and philanthropic leaders were in the nation’s capital Thursday to hear how a local philanthropic group has raised $120 million for school initiatives in Washington, D.C. The Memphis contingent joined representatives from 16 other cities at a one-day...
Most of Tennessee’s elementary and middle school students are lagging in English and math, many significantly, according to statewide scores released Wednesday after a two-year gap in testing. Two-thirds of students taking the state’s new test this spring scored below...
Teaching and learning haven’t stopped during Tennessee’s two-year gap in standardized testing, but the scores that help gauge how students, teachers and schools are doing have definitely been interrupted. That void will start to be filled on Wednesday morning when...
by Caroline Bauman, Chalkbeat Tennessee As the newly named chief academic officer for Tennessee’s turnaround district, Verna Ruffin said one of her first priorities will be investing in their top tier teachers. “We know that we have critical work to do,” Ruffin...