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All we do is win win win... for children! Stand makes the News!

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Changes in Licensing for Tennessee Teachers

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On Friday, June 21st Kevin Huffman, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education (DOE), presented to the State Board of Education a measure aimed at dramatically improving the teaching force across the state.

The Budget Season Is Upon Us!

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Mayor Karl Dean has approved Dr. Register and the Metro Nashville Public School Board’s budget request for $46,385,500 for the 2012-2013 school year. If approved by the Metro Nashville Council, this money will go towards:

Commercial Appeal Puts Teacher Evaluation on the Front Page

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Memphis’s long-running daily newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, has teamed up with Sarah Garland from The Hechinger Report, a non-profit education journalism news organization, to present a three-part series focused on the roll-out of new teacher evaluation programs in Memphis and Shelby County Schools.  

2011 NAEP scores released; Tennessee scores head south

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New NAEP scores little progress for TN! We must raise our standards for students and demand more! Join Stand for Children as we work to accomplish this with the community in the new district!

Closing the Gap: Equalize Achievement

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Only 4 percent of Memphis City Schools seniors are ready for college, based on scoring at least 19 on the ACT, the college entrance exam taken by district seniors. In other words, of 6,774 seniors, only 271 are college ready.

It's a disturbing statistic that speaks to why closing the achievement gap should be a priority for Memphis and Shelby County. It's also why brain development of children from birth to age 3 should be a top priority, since targeted early-childhood interventions pay the most returns on investment for children.