• State Board Launches Science Standards Review Website

    Friday, September 18, 2015 | 3:05pm

    NASHVILLE – This week the Tennessee State Board of Education launched a review website, https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/ to collect public feedback on Tennessee’s grade 3-12 science standards.

    The science standards, developed by a committee of Tennessee science educators throughout last year, set grade-specific goals that exemplify what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of a given grade or course.

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  • State Board Supports Department’s Actions

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | 4:02pm

    The State Board of Education is a non-partisan board that represents each of the Congressional districts of the state. On July 27, 2012, pursuant to state law, the State Board of Education voted unanimously to remand a charter school appeal application to the Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) board with instructions for approval. On two separate occasions the MNPS board voted to defy the State Board of Education’s directive to approve the application. The State Board of Education believes that it is important for all elected bodies to comply with the requirements of Tennessee law. To that end, the State Board of Education supports the Tennessee Department of Education’s decision to withhold a portion of funding and believes it is a necessary and appropriate measure given the magnitude of the MNPS board’s refusal to follow state law.

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  • State Board of Education Reacts to MNPS Action

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | 4:04pm

    The State Board of Education is disappointed by the recent action regarding the indefinite deferral of the approval of the Great Hearts Charter School application. Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) had an opportunity to quickly bring closure to the process by approving the application as directed by the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education urges the MNPS Board to take the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of state law. Needless delays, the unnecessary expenditure of MNPS resources, and posturing relative to this charter school approval do not benefit the students of Nashville. 

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