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Van Buren Director Said New Grading System Main Topic Among Directors

The state’s new grading system topped the discussion at the just completed statewide Superintendents Conference. The Department of Education set to implement the system in November. It was mandated by the state legislature as a way to assess where schools stand in various area. The new grading system will assign A-F letter grades. Van Buren County Schools Director Jared Copeland ... Read More »

This Week Putnam Schools Work On Grant Spending

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Putnam County School Board has scheduled a work session to review state grant funding. The State Department of Education recognized the system as a Best for All District for its use of federal COVID money. As a result, the district has received an award grant for the distinction. Board members will discuss how ... Read More »

Overton Declined Remote Learning Days For District

The State Department of Education has declined Overton County Schools’ request for seven days of remote learning. Director of Schools Donnie Holman said according to Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn, the district did not have enough sick students. “The rationale behind it was she (Schwinn) was still very concerned by the large percent of students that are still here,” Holman said. ... Read More »

Bailey Wants To Keep School Security In Focus

During the pandemic, school and state officials have focused on student health safety. What about school security? State Senator Paul Bailey said school security has not been forgotten. “The focus is always on student safety from the Department of Education, and of course from the Department of Safety,” Bailey said. “The efforts are ongoing to make sure that our students ... Read More »

School Grades Will Not Count Against Students

Grades after the March school closure will not count against Tennessee students. That’s according to Clay County Director Of Schools Matt Eldridge, who said the State Department of Education implemented the decision in a Thursday conference call. Eldridge said his system had already planned to use grades during this online scenario only to help students. The State Department of Education ... Read More »