NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/TNS/WMOT) — Tennessee's largest teachers' union is suing the Knox County Board of Education, claiming the student test scores used to assess a teacher's performance were flawed and cost her a bonus.
The Tennessee Education Association has long argued that the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, or TVAAS, shouldn't be relied upon because it's a statistical estimate.
The lawsuit says Knox County teacher Lisa Trout was unfairly denied the district's bonus after being misled about how her TVAAS estimate would be calculated.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state House is scheduled to take up legislation Monday night that would protect schools from lawsuits for allowing traditional winter celebrations, or religious displays.
The Senate version of the bill was unanimously approved 30-0 last month.
The legislation says schools can display scenes or symbols associated with such celebrations on school property, if the display includes more than one religion, or one religion and at least one secular scene or symbol. Messages that encourage adherence to a particular religious belief are prohibited.