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Maury & Lewis County Educators Help All Students Thrive

As a former teacher and teacher of teachers, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen’s heart is never far from the classroom. In this post the commissioner recaps her recent stops in Maury County and Lewis County on the Classroom Chronicles tour.  By Candice McQueen, Tennessee Commissioner of Education I had the privilege of visiting both Maury and Lewis …

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Launching the Inaugural Commissioner’s Teacher Advisory Council

Eva Boster, Teacher Ambassador, Tennessee Department of Education While teachers are constantly surrounded by the chatter of students and the buzz of the hallways, teaching can sometimes be an isolating profession. It is easy to feel a disconnect between the work happening in your classroom and the policy decisions made outside of your classroom. As …

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Voices from the Classroom: Using TVAAS Data for Student Goal Setting

A team of algebra and special education teachers in Kingsport, Tennessee is working to use TVAAS data to set individual goals for students. The department’s Teacher Ambassador, Eva Boster, interviewed four teachers at Dobyns-Bennett High School about their collaboration. Kristen Fabick, Leila Hubbard, Nick Lingerfelt, and Travis Free are all on the Algebra I team …

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