Father’s Day

The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Here are a few pictures of our staff with their fathers. Happy … Continue reading Father’s Day

The Importance of Educators Dressing Professionally

Jordan Catapano, a high school English teacher, writes in Teacher Hub that “there is a connection between the way one looks and the way one thinks and acts.”   According to a study published in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science, the type of clothing and teacher fashion one wears “Influences cognition broadly, impacting the processing style that … Continue reading The Importance of Educators Dressing Professionally

NAEP Results in Tennessee

FOR RELEASE The results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — also known as the Nation’s Report Card — are out.  “Like any other test I am careful about reading too much into the results,” according to JC Bowman, Professional Educators of Tennessee.   He added: “Researchers will keep analyzing data, looking at maps, … Continue reading NAEP Results in Tennessee

Determining Testing Irregularities in Students’ Answers

We asked the Tennessee Department of Education the following questions below and received the following response from Elizabeth Fiveash, Assistant Commissioner at the Tennessee Department of Education. What type of analyses are used to determine testing irregularities in students' answers? How is it discovered if a student, for example, answers with all C's? "This concern is … Continue reading Determining Testing Irregularities in Students’ Answers