Annual Report Card Release by Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (The arm-twisters)

For 25 years, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has released its report card as researched and written by community leaders. This months-long, painstaking process begins in the summer and ends some time in November with a collection of massive amounts of data from reports and interviews. I know this because I spent five years helping the effort as education program manager for the Chamber. Yep, I’ve … Continue reading Annual Report Card Release by Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (The arm-twisters)

ACT Struggles Revisited

As mentioned  in yesterday’s post, “achievement gaps are neither new nor unique,” particularly as it relates to race and class. What’s troubling is that for more than a decade we’ve unsuccessfully aligned, boosted, and restructured standards to ensure every student exiting Metro Schools’ doors leaves with a minimum of 21 on the ACT. Unable to sleep, I googled my way down memory lane to refresh the … Continue reading ACT Struggles Revisited