TNReady Ambassador Program Informed By The Wisdom From The Frontlines

The Tennessee Department of Education recently announced the creation and deployment of a TNReady accountability corp to serve as the state’s eyes, ears, and thermometer on the ground. The newly minted group, TNReady Ambassadors, consists of 37 classroom teachers and testing coordinators who will be trained in all things TNReady and will “assist with planning and presenting professional development across the state; evaluate test day … Continue reading TNReady Ambassador Program Informed By The Wisdom From The Frontlines

Tennessee’s Untapped Superpower: Making Kids Invisible

by Lane Wright, Editor at Education Post When I was a kid, sometimes my friends and I would ask each other which superpower would we give ourselves if we could. Inevitably, the power to make yourself invisible was always hotly debated. (Why would you want that, you creep!) Well today, Tennessee has a superpower—not to make itself invisible, but to make some of its students … Continue reading Tennessee’s Untapped Superpower: Making Kids Invisible

“We Must Focus Like Never Before on Improving Nashville’s Public Schools”

Miranda Christy, Nashville attorney and education advocate, stops by Volume and Light to remind us to STAY VIGILANT in the DeVos era. Accountability matters.  Regarding the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, I stand with many of you: disappointed and disgusted. While the Secretary of Education has relatively little power, we must nevertheless be vigilant. Specifically, if we want to keep the state as well as outside … Continue reading “We Must Focus Like Never Before on Improving Nashville’s Public Schools”

Baited By Another Charter Hit Piece and Discovering Common Ground

Scrolling upon the tweet introducing this article in the Detroit Free Press about Betsy DeVos and Michigan charters, I could smell the charter hate through my iPhone. So I scrolled on. And then back. Baited! Life is interesting when you allow yourself to be open to dissenting views- you might discover common ground. Which is exactly what happened reading this article.  The reporter does a yeoman’s … Continue reading Baited By Another Charter Hit Piece and Discovering Common Ground