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 2

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 8

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 7

(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 4

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 4

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

Building a Better Teacher Pipeline with Grow Your Own

Oct 18, 2022 at 03:30 pm by JC Bowman 5

Tennessee is a unique state, not only because we have incredibly talented citizens, but because of our geography. We border eight states. That can be an advantage and a disadv.... Read More

Meet Steve Bingham, Riverdale registrar

Oct 13, 2022 at 06:35 pm by Voice Wire 7

With 33 years in education, Bingham explains his ‘why,’ and what keeps him moving Q: How did you begin your career in education?   A: I have been with.... Read More

Public Education: Academic Schizophrenia, Quiet Quitting, and Change

Sep 23, 2022 at 10:16 am by JC Bowman

by JC Bowman - Professional Educators of Tennessee My late father-in-law Dr. Robert O’Bannon, a noted college professor, coined a phrase he called “acade.... Read More

Letter to the Editor: All About School Choice

Sep 21, 2022 at 04:31 pm by Voice Wire

Letter to the Editor: I recently spoke at the Tennessee Charter School Commission hearing in support of American Classical Academy Rutherford, a proposed charter school in my.... Read More
Slideshow

Little Kids Rock Rebrands as ‘Music Will’

Sep 16, 2022 at 04:50 pm by Bethany Bowman 2

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - As part of a five-city tour to promote their new branded non-profit Music Will (formerly known as Little Kids Rock) founder Dave Wish spoke to me about.... Read More