Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber today announced Michael Cohen, president of the nationally recognized education reform organization Achieve, will keynote the Commissioner’s Luncheon on September 16, 2010 during the 57th annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville, Tenn.
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Hey there, Tennessee: Be proud! Although our budget wrangling was full of shenanigans, at least we didn’t gut Pre-K, which, despite what others say, is incredibly important for education in Tennessee. Not so in other states.
“Two painful things” are expected to emerge out of the first set of test results for Tennessee’s K-12 students under tougher education standards, Gov. Phil Bredesen warns.
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen warned Tuesday that tougher education standards will cause student test scores to drop initially — and could cause some push back.
A higher education system struggling to cope with budget cuts. A $500 million school reform effort the rest of the nation is watching. A prekindergarten program in routine danger of ending. Tennessee’s next governor will inherit those critical education issues, which will affect families for years. The state took some aggressive steps to catch up with the rest of the country under Gov. Phil Bredesen, who leaves office in January. It will be up to one of four men vying for his seat to determine Tennessee’s educational path.
Governor Phil Bredesen, Education Commissioner Tim Webb and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist this week launched the First to the Top Coalition, a statewide alliance of more than 30 business, community and education groups joining together to support public education reform in Tennessee.
A new statewide campaign is underway to help parents, students and community members understand the higher standards to which students in Tennessee will now be held.
For too long, Tennessee student performance has been measured by standards set too low. Beginning in September, a higher standard putting the state on par with national student achievement levels will go into effect. It is important that the public fully understand the what and the why of this change. To help, Gov. Phil Bredesen, along with former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dr. Bill Frist and other top education officials, will launch a statewide public awareness campaign this week. Meeting these higher education standards is key to Tennessee’s economic future, and they should be embraced by everyone.
A public relations blitz begins this week as the state’s top official tries to explain why standardized test scores are going to go down – way down. To explain why, Governor Phil Bredesen and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist are holding a series of events around the state this week. They say making students meet tougher standards should ultimately help prepare them for college.
Chattanooga Times Free Press: State Launches Public-Awareness Campaign on Tougher Academic StandardsMonday, July 19th, 2010
Gov. Phil Bredesen and Education Commissioner Tim Webb will help launch a new statewide public-awareness campaign led by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and the new First to the Top Coalition, an alliance of more than 30 business, community and education organizations.