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Top 10 BCE Must Read Posts from 2013-14
Check out our top 10 pieces from this past school year!
Take the First to the Top Educator Survey
Take the TNCREDO First to the Top survey today to help inform the state about the state of education in Tennessee.
Wisconsin advances to final four!
Defeats Arizona 64-63. Completely unrelated to education in Memphis, but hey, its my blog and I’m a badger for life! All high school juniors in Memphis should apply next year. I bet if Kentucky wins tomorrow we get a lot… Read More ›
Calling All Candidates and Voters: Deadlines Fast Approaching!
The filing deadline for candidates running for the unified school board is fast approaching (April 3rd) and the start of candidate petitions for municipal districts is exactly 2 months away (starts May 23rd, ends August 21st). Also for those that… Read More ›
Elementary Teaching Position at Bodine School
A friend of mine sent this job along and I wanted to post it for any interested teachers out there who are interested in looking for a new job in Elementary Education. This seems as good of a time as… Read More ›
State Board of Education Correctly Votes Against Tying TVAASS to Teacher Licensure
The State Board of Education voted yesterday against tying teacher licensure decisions to TVAAS data. This reversed a controversial decision from last August which tied teacher licensure to TVAAS scores. Here’s a little more from the TEA’s statement, who was… Read More ›
New Citizen Advocacy Group: Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence
A new group has formed in Tennessee to advocate for student-centered education policy, calling themselves Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence. Their website outlines their plan to mobilize communities to advocate against education reform policies here in Tennessee and advocate for student centered… Read More ›
New Chalkbeat Site Up and Running!
BCE is very excited about the new education reporting organization Chalkbeat, and we’re even more excited at the launch of their new site! If you haven’t heard of them, it’s worth your time to check out this video introducing them… Read More ›
Memphis Keeps Pace with Nashville in High School, Losing Ground in College Degrees
Memphis and Shelby County typically gets knocked pretty hard in measures of human capital. However, the picture might not necessarily be so bleak. Take a look at the following census data maps pulled from this article in the Atlantic titled… Read More ›