Schools to learn SCORE Thursday

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 1:10am

An education advocacy group spearheaded by former Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist is due to release a report Thursday on the state’s public schools.

The Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) is intended to bring about statewide changes in public education. The steering committee is composed of state education, business and community leaders, and includes Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Tim Webb, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, and Ingram Industries CEO Orrin Ingram.

SCORE committee members have met publicly in recent months with government officials and education experts ranging from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to value-added data pioneer Bill Sanders. Thursday’s report, to be titled “The State of Education in Tennessee,” is an interim detailing some of Tennessee’s educational strengths and weaknesses discovered to date in SCORE’s work.

The report will also include a detailed profile on every public school district in Tennessee, as well as 34 “promising practices” from state public schools, according to information from SCORE.

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