SCORE http://wkms.org en In Tenn. Schools, A New Attempt To Help Struggling Students Without Special Ed http://wkms.org/post/tenn-schools-new-attempt-help-struggling-students-without-special-ed <p style="margin-bottom: 14px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">Metro Nashville Public grade and middle schools&nbsp;are&nbsp;starting a new initiative&nbsp;this year to identify students that are struggling to keep up with math, reading and writing.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;"><a href="http://www.tn.gov/education/student_support/eligibility/rti_implguide.pdf" style="color: rgb(71, 116, 204);" target="_blank">Response to Intervention and Instruction</a>, or RTI2 (“RTI-squared”) for short, is&nbsp;part of a statewide effort to intervene before placing students in special education.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">After taking a screening test, students will be divided into three levels: Kids in the top 80 percent, the bottom 15 percent and the bottom 5 percent. The lower tiers will work in small groups for 30 to 60 minutes&nbsp;a day to catch up.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:53:42 +0000 Emily Siner (Nashville Public Radio) 42251 at http://wkms.org In Tenn. Schools, A New Attempt To Help Struggling Students Without Special Ed the morning cram [whooping cough edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-whooping-cough-edition <p><strong>NPR reports</strong> officials are trying to contain an outbreak of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/06/11/154596834/doctors-deploy-shots-and-drugs-against-whooping-cough-outbreak">whooping cough</a> in the Pacific Northwest.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:58:16 +0000 Gary Pitts 18311 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [whooping cough edition] Tennessee Education Review to Identify Key Concern http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-education-review-identify-key-concern <p>The head of an education foundation commissioned by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to review the state&#39;s new teacher evaluation system says it&rsquo;s identified a key concern teachers have about the testing data used to evaluate them and will propose recommendations to address it.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:16:37 +0000 Associated Press 18306 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Education Review to Identify Key Concern