The committee is trying to patch a $2.5 million shortfall in the county’s operating budget for fiscal year 2014-15. The shortfall resulted from operating expenses that will be forced on taxpayers when a new jail and middle school open late this summer. The bond issue for the construction of both facilities does not cover costs of running the jail and the school.
Only 38 percent of Tennesseans say they have heard of the standards. The rest say they are unsure if they have heard of the standards or refuse to answer the question. Nationally 62 percent of Americans say they have not heard of the Common Core State Standards, according to a 2013 poll by Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa International.
When asked to grade schools on an “A” to “F” scale, 45 percent of Tennesseans give their local schools either an “A” (16 percent) or a “B” (29 percent). Significantly fewer, 31 percent, give the quality of all Tennessee schools either an “A” (9 percent) or a “B” (22 percent).
The NAEP results also show that Tennessee had the largest growth of any state in a single testing cycle since NAEP started nationwide assessments a decade ago.
chip ramsey firstname.lastname@example.org An anti-bullying rally moved on with a planned march and candlelight vigil Monday after they were not able to speak at a Coffee County School Board meeting. Chairperson Esther Sims told dozens of Coffee County school students and parents that they could not speak because they were not on the agenda for […]