Ineffective Teachers in Consecutive Years

In 2018, Senate Education Chair Dolores Gresham requested that the Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) complete a study about student placement and teacher effectiveness. The research focused on how many students in Tennessee were instructed for two consecutive years by ineffective teachers (i.e., teachers with low evaluation scores); and, what was the … Continue reading Ineffective Teachers in Consecutive Years

Ethics Training for Educators

Christy Ballard is the long time General Counsel of Tennessee Department of Education.   Nobody in the state knows Education Law or Ethics in Tennessee better than Christy Ballard.  And  she shares her vast knowledge. 

Testing Is Open For Debate

In April, 2018, Professional Educators of Tennessee raised the issue on Testing, with a hard-hitting editorial called the Trouble with Testing. Now the Superintendents of two low performing districts, Shelby County and Metro-Nashville Public Schools are eliciting media attention by challenging testing across the state. Welcome to the club. Testing has taken a wrong turn … Continue reading Testing Is Open For Debate

The Third Education Revolution

Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key reasons he chose Rhode Island was its strong … Continue reading The Third Education Revolution

Bullying is a Global Problem

Bullying is a matter that adults and students alike must take seriously.  Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions,” according to the American Psychological Association.  They add, “The bullied individual … Continue reading Bullying is a Global Problem