Education report lauds Tennessee for strides made with Race to the Top grant

High points in second year of grant include meeting aggressive timeline to show teachers students’ test scores More

MNPS misses out on federal Race to the Top district awards

U.S. Department of Education announces top 16 winning districts to receive grants for education innovation More

MNPS only TN district in running for new Race to the Top funds

Metro one of 61 finalists seeking portion of $400M in federal awards for innovation to drive student performance   More

Study: Alternative teacher training programs more successful than traditional ones

Teach for America Nashville and Memphis, and Memphis Teacher Residency among most effective   More

New state education division could manage 10 low-performing Metro schools

Achievement School District aims to turn around poor performers  More

Metro schools releases online interactive annual report

Among achievements listed is $30.3M in Race to the Top funds for Metro More

Education commissioner proposes tweak to teacher evaluation system

Move aims to make evaluation timeline more flexible More

Haslam wants 40 charter schools through $40M public-private fund

Governor says $20M will come from federal sources, including Race to the Top funds More

New education commissioner brings strong credentials, some critics, to position

Former Teach for America exec Kevin Huffman will focus on, among others, Race to the Top, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation More

Webb steps down as commissioner of education

Governor has not named a replacement More
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