MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee student achievement scores are out for the 2012-2013 school year and the numbers are up for the third straight year.
Nearly half of all students in grades three through 12 are still performing below grade level in Tennessee, but the scores have shown significant improvement in recent years even though academic standards were raised in 2009.
Math scores saw some of the largest gains, jumping more than 15 percentage points over the last four years.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge has suggested someone from the Department of Children's Services should go to jail for making extensive redactions to the records of children who died.
Judge Carol McCoy earlier this year ruled that the department had to release to the media the records of children who had died or nearly died after DCS was supposed to be helping them. She authorized some redactions, but a recent batch of 44 files blacked out a lot of other information.