Data Quality Campaign reports there are 238 bills related to education data in state legislatures this year so far, and less than a third (70) have anything to do with protecting student data privacy.
Karen Effrem: Congratulations to activists and legislators in Tennessee for standing up to social emotional learning (SEL) national heavyweight CASEL.
Tennessee’s new academic standards should not be considered a victory for opponents of Common Core as they just approved a rebrand of the standards.
Tennessee experienced an online testing meltdown yesterday as they roled out their new online test – TNReady developed by Measurement, Inc.
Obion County Schools blocks Tennessee State Representative Andy Holt (R-Dresden) from taking the standardized ELA assessment at Hillcrest Elementary School.
Yesterday the Tennessee House votes 97 to 0 to pass HB 1035, a bill that would replace the Common Core State Standards by the 2017-2018 school year. Here is the bill’s summary in full: AMENDMENT #1 rewrites this bill and requires the state board of education to implement a process whereby the set of standards […]
The Washington Post gives a preview of state house fights over Common Core that are on the horizon after the GOP wave. Strategists involved in the state-by-state fight against the national K-12 math and reading benchmarks say conservative legislators will introduce or have introduced legislation in dozens of states that will target individual components of […]
A poll conducted by Vanderbilt University found that a plurality of Tennessee voters were less that impressed with the Common Core State Standards.
Yesterday there were two Common Core bills filed in the Tennessee Legislature. State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerset) introduced SB 4, that would create a Tennessee Standards Commission who would develop new standards that would then be voted on by the Tennessee State Board of Education. The bill looks similar to North Carolina’s recent bill that […]
The Nashville Post calls a recent 86-8 vote in the Tennessee House to delay PARCC testing by one year a small victory. I agree it is small, has loopholes which may render this bill ineffective, and it provides another example of real change is being stonewalled often by Republican leadership. Tennessee isn’t alone in having […]