7 R’s Reveal Back to School Realities Post COVID

Recovery.  Our approach to returning to school in September 2021 has to be one of recovery. The challenge faced by educators is that recovery must be as unique as the impact of the pandemic was on each child. Mental health is as much of a concern as is unfinished learning. Teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, … Continue reading 7 R’s Reveal Back to School Realities Post COVID

Tennessee Juneteenth Celebration List 2021

On Saturday, June 19th, people around the country will be celebrating an important day in American history, Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks the day 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas to announce the freedom of over 250,000 slaves by executive decree. The National Museum of African American History and Culture states, "The historical legacy of … Continue reading Tennessee Juneteenth Celebration List 2021

The Weeds in a Greener Pasture: Five Cost Considerations of Changing School Districts

Given the current funding for teacher salaries and the prospect of minimum salary increases in the future, teachers seek higher paying jobs in other districts as an avenue to increase their income without having to earn an advanced degree or going into administration.  When considering employment in a higher paying school district, several cost considerations … Continue reading The Weeds in a Greener Pasture: Five Cost Considerations of Changing School Districts

Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation & Student Acceleration Act – Part 2

SUMMARY: Requires local education agencies and public charter schools to implement a program of after-school learning mini-camps, learning loss bridge camps, and summer learning camps to remediate student learning loss. It will prioritize students who score below proficient in both reading (ELA) and math subjects and strengthens laws around a 3rd grade reading gate so we no longer … Continue reading Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation & Student Acceleration Act – Part 2

Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation & Student Acceleration Act – Part 1

Summary: Requires local education agencies and public charter schools to implement a program of after-school learning mini-camps, learning loss bridge camps, and summer learning camps to remediate student learning loss. It will prioritize students who score below proficient in both reading (ELA) and math subjects and strengthens laws around a 3rd grade reading gate so we no longer … Continue reading Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation & Student Acceleration Act – Part 1