New study to examine how ‘working memory’ affects math competency

Vanderbilt University – Jane Sevier “Children who struggle with mathematics will benefit from an innovative new Vanderbilt research project soon to launch in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. The National Center for Special Education Research (part of...

Test score results show gains in all high school subjects

Education Week – AP “Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced results of the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program…The 2015 TCAP results show students made significant gains in all high school subjects and in the...

Law forwards further STEM education

The Columbia Daily Herald – Staff Writer “Legislation designed to amplify and accelerate regional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in Tennessee was approved by lawmakers during the closing week of the 2015 session. The new...

College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

NPR – Emily Siner “Schools don’t like to use the V-word anymore — “vocational,” as in “vocational education.” Administrators say the word is outdated, along with the idea of offering job-training courses only to students who...

Scott, Alexander Team Up to Advocate for School Choice

Education News – Kristin Decarr “Two Republican senators from Tennessee and South Carolina are teaming up in an attempt to rewrite federal education law, including pushing for greater access to school choice. The recent draft of the K-12 education bill...

Nashville Replaces Algebra and Geometry With Integrated Math

Education Week – Liana Heitin “Next year, Nashville public schools will begin the transition from teaching Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II to teaching integrated math courses, which weave together concepts from each discipline…integrated math is...