Good Intentions Meets Ineffective Bureaucracy

May 26, 2023 at 09:59 am by JC Bowman 28

Educators have argued about approaches to reading instruction since public education began. A one-size-fits-all solution to reading does not work for everyone. Our state has c.... Read More

RuCo Property Assessor Rob Mitchell Discusses Potential Youth Chess Program

Mar 09, 2023 at 02:08 pm by Justin Stokes 9

Can the game of chess help prepare students for a bright and successful future? Some community leaders believe so. “Chess is a game that requires integrity,” says.... Read More

#RutherfordFaces: Meet Shanna Groom, new Health Services supervisor for RCS

Mar 03, 2023 at 09:16 am by Voice Wire 6

By GRAYSON LEE MAXWELLQ: Tell me about your position, what does the health services supervisor do?  A: So, the health services supervisor and homebound supervisor is over.... Read More

MTSU’s Bill Ketron Discusses ‘MTSU/Meharry Medical School Program’

Mar 03, 2023 at 08:39 am by Justin Stokes 46

Just like the rest of the country, Tennessee is facing a projected shortage of physicians in the coming years. Scheduled to impact everyone, this critical issue will largely i.... Read More

Commentary: Reject Federal Money for Education, Really? by JC Bowman

Feb 16, 2023 at 11:30 am by JC Bowman

Historically, the Federal Government had limited involvement in Public Education. That changed in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Educat.... Read More

Commentary: The 2023 Tennessee State of the State Preview on Education

Feb 10, 2023 at 04:00 pm by JC Bowman

Commentary Submitted by JC Bowman - Governor Bill Lee gives his 5th State of the State Speech on Monday, February 6, 2023. He will certainly mention education..... Read More

Commentary - Ensuring Salary Increases Reach Educator Pockets

Feb 10, 2023 at 02:00 pm by JC Bowman

Commentary Submited by JC Bowman, executive director of Professional Educators of Tennessee - As long-time advocates for educator salaries increase, the Professional Educ.... Read More

Commentary: The Role of Law Enforcement in Education

Feb 10, 2023 at 07:45 am by JC Bowman

Reducing school violence is a national imperative. Frequently school officials and police officials have different perceptions of the role of law enforcement in public educati.... Read More

Laboratories of Democracy

Jan 13, 2023 at 03:59 pm by JC Bowman 1

Justice Louis Brandeis called individual states “laboratories of democracy.” States, he held, can enact their own policies regardless of the actions of other state.... Read More

Three Rutherford County Elementary teachers explain why they ended their retirement and returned to classroom

Dec 08, 2022 at 02:54 pm by Voice Wire 4

By GRAYSON LEE MAXWELL   (Rutherford County, TN) Over at Wilson Elementary, three teachers have returned from retirement to take up positions again teaching. In som.... Read More

Collaborative Conferencing Time In Rutherford County

Nov 30, 2022 at 10:44 am by JC Bowman 3

Seemingly every year across the state “collaborative conferencing” gets debated by stakeholders and policymakers.  In Rutherford County schools, this issue is.... Read More

Commentary: Looking at Attendance and Dropout Issues in Tennessee

Nov 03, 2022 at 07:46 pm by JC Bowman 9

We have seen the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) grab headlines in recent days. Pundits are quick to proclaim that the sky is falling, but the truth is the.... Read More

Riverdale Honors College receives the MTSU experience

Oct 27, 2022 at 01:17 pm by Voice Wire 9

(MURFREESBORO, TN) Riverdale Honors College students descended on MTSU campus in celebration of Tennessee’s STEM week last Friday. Students attended a variety of classes.... Read More

Commentary: The National Assessment of Educational Progress Results 2022

Oct 25, 2022 at 02:45 pm by JC Bowman 5

Commentary: Like any other test, we are careful about reading too much into the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results. With NAEP, representative sa.... Read More

Commentary: Building a Better Pipeline: New Teacher Corps

Oct 20, 2022 at 10:30 pm by JC Bowman 5

Commentary: When it comes to educating a child, nearly everything is contingent on the quality of the teacher in the classroom. Teachers make a difference when it comes to the.... Read More

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