department of education http://wmot.org en Some Mid-State Schools Go Under State Microscope http://wmot.org/post/some-mid-state-schools-go-under-state-microscope <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Several Middle Tennessee school systems will be watched more closely by the state following the release of this year’s educational assessment scores.</p><p>Metro Nashville is the only mid-state system with schools that scored in the bottom five percent of all assessments. As a result, six metro schools are subject to state intervention.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:43:55 +0000 Mike Osborne 14594 at http://wmot.org More Changes to Tennessee Education Standards http://wmot.org/post/more-changes-tennessee-education-standards <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; The Tennessee Department of Education is&nbsp;preparing to revise&nbsp;teacher licensing standards.</p><p>The department says the revisions will be written in partnership with the state board, the Educational Testing Service and review teams consisting of teachers, district administrators and higher education faculty.</p><p>Department spokesperson Kelli Gauthier says the standards are past due for an update.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:43:33 +0000 AP/WMOT 13960 at http://wmot.org More Changes to State's "No Child" Waiver http://wmot.org/post/more-changes-states-no-child-waiver <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">The Tennessee Department of Education is making some changes to a waiver that would allow the state to opt out of the federal No Child Left Behind law.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">Tennessee asked the federal government for the waiver back in July.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:56:19 +0000 AP/WMOT 3962 at http://wmot.org