For some parents, the promise of free childcare is exciting. But for others — namely, the parents of third graders — the program feels like an imposition.
TCAP appeals window opens as families of third graders try to avoid being held back
The fallout from Tennessee’s third grade standardized testing rules enters a new phase Tuesday, as families can begin appealing to the state to ask that students be advanced to fourth grade.
TCAP scores show 60% of Tennessee third graders may be held back under new state law
The news arrives as many third grade parents are outraged over a law that requires third graders who do not meet the state’s standards in language arts to attend a summer school — or risk being held back from fourth grade.
Tennessee is releasing third grade TCAP scores. Here’s what to know for students at risk of being held back.
Tennessee’s Department of Education is set to release scores Friday that determine whether third graders can automatically move on to fourth grade.
Gov. Bill Lee has hundreds of bills left to be signed. Here’s a few.
Gov. Bill Lee has managed to sign more than 300 bills into law this year but still has a lot more to go. Here’s some of the pending legislation that the General Assembly sent him this session.
School safety, third grade literacy and continued culture wars: Here’s what education bills passed in TN’s legislative session
Here are some of the biggest education developments from the 2023 legislative session.
No changes to retention law for this year’s third graders, despite months of pressure from parents and educators
This year’s third graders will likely face the consequences of a law that parents, teachers and school district officials have spent months fighting to change.
A law that could hold back thousands of third graders in Tennessee is getting some revisions, but not as many as educators had hoped for
Some lawmakers, parents and educators had hoped for a host of changes to Tennessee’s third grade retention law before it takes effect this spring. But only a handful of changes are currently moving forward in the state legislature.