These policy memos examine key education reform ideas in Tennessee.
|Using Technology to Transform Education
|Teacher Licensure in Tennessee
Tennessee Framework, Recent Progress, and Future Opportunities
An Introduction to Value-Added in Tennessee
|Education 101 (191 KB pdf)
An Overview of Recent Education Reforms in Tennessee
|Tennessee’s Academic Standards (169 KB pdf)
A Brief History and the Challenges Ahead
Race to the Top 101
Below is a pair of memos outlining how Tennessee won the national Race to the Top competition and analyzing how school districts plan on spending their share of Race to the Top funds.
|Race to the Top Scopes of Work (444 KB pdf)
An Analysis of Tennessee Districts’ Plans for Using Local Race to the Top Funds
|Race to the Top 101 (676 KB pdf)
How Tennessee Won the National Competition and What Happens Next
Lessons Learned – The First 100 Days
Below is a series of memos outlining lessons learned from “The First 100 Days” of Race to the Top implementation in Delaware and Tennessee.
|Executive Summary: The First Hundred Days
This memo outlines the four primary tasks that Delaware and Tennessee undertook in the first 100 days of Race to the Top implementation.
|Project Management: Lessons from Delaware and Tennessee
This memo describes how Delaware and Tennessee have built both short-term and long-term Race to the Top implementation capacity and lessons learned from these experiences.
|Scopes of Work: Lessons from Delaware and Tennessee
This memo describes the scope of work process in both Delaware and Tennessee and lessons learned from these experiences.
|Stakeholder Engagement: Lessons from Tennessee
This memo outlines a framework for thinking about Race to the Top stakeholder engagement. The memo highlights Tennessee’s communication efforts and lessons learned from these efforts.