Hamilton County School Board Predicts 30% of Third-Graders At-Risk Of Retention

Hamilton County School’s District Officials Are Expecting At Least 30% Of Third Grade Students To Be In Danger Of Not Making It To The Fourth Grade.

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Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Releases First Review Of Literacy Success Act

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Of Research And Education Accountability Has Completed Its First Annual Review Of The Implementation Of The Tennessee Literacy Success Act.

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TCAP Family Portal Now Includes Tool For Parents To Measure Their Student’s Reading Progress

With The 2022-23 School Year In Full Swing, The Tennessee Department Of Education Concludes The “Know More, Learn More TN” Back To School Campaign With An Encouragement To All Families To Support Their Student’s Reading Progress By Learning About Their Lexile Level.

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Senator Bo Watson Presents The 2022 Literacy Summit

District 11 Senator Bo Watson (R-Hixson) Will Present The 2022 Literacy Summit As Part Of His Ongoing Efforts To Elevate The Importance Of Literacy In Early Childhood. The Summit Comes At A Pivotal Time – Data Released Earlier This Month Showed Hamilton County Made Far Less Academic Growth In Literacy Than Expected.

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Chattanooga Foundation Hosts Work-based Learning Camp To Fight Poverty Through Literacy

Chattanooga’s Mary Walker Foundation Begins Its Unique Literacy Camp Serving 50 Students Monday, June 6 Through July 15 Employing A Phonics-Based Work-Based Learning Environment. Students Completing Assignments Will Receive Financial Compensation, Be Schooled In Literacy Of Both Language And Finances In A Faith-Based Camp Requiring Parental Participation.

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Taxpayer-Funded Lobbyists, Firearms Legislation & The Importance Of Successful Educational Outcomes In TN (Interview w/ Rep. Todd Warner)

In this interview, Representative Todd Warner (R-Chapel Hill-District 92 ) speaks candidly about his biggest disappointment with his experience in the Tennessee Legislature – the influence of taxpayer-funded lobbyists and the good legislation aimed at limiting their influence that has been killed this session.

Warner also discusses his firearms bill that would grant 18 year-olds the right to bear arms along with the importance of the state’s educational system to produce literate individuals, if for no other reason than to lower the chances of them turning to crime.

All this and more in an interview that you do not want to miss!

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Teachers And State Education Department Continue To Address Student Literacy Crisis

Image Credit: Public Domain The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] – Educators continue to push through the student learning struggles

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My Dad Couldn’t Read: The Plain Case For School Choice In Tennessee

Right Now, Only 3.3% Of Tennessee Kids Are Mastering Reading. Only 1 In 4 Are On Track. In High Schools All Across Tennessee, We Are Graduating Functionally Illiterate Children. This Moral Failing Of The Public Education System Will Have A Lifetime Of Terrible Consequences For Our Children Who Then Become Adults. I Know. I Lived It.

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State Releases Draft For New Education Funding Model

As Legislators Hit Nashville For The 2022 General Assembly, The Tennessee Department Of Education Released A Draft Framework For The New Funding Formula. The Time Period For Public Comments Has Been Extended For Four Days, Now Ending On January 18.

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