In Tenn. Schools, A New Attempt To Help Struggling Students Without Special Ed

Jul 21, 2014

Metro Nashville Public grade and middle schools are starting a new initiative this year to identify students that are struggling to keep up with math, reading and writing.

Response to Intervention and Instruction, or RTI2 (“RTI-squared”) for short, is part of a statewide effort to intervene before placing students in special education.

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 a day to catch up.

NPR reports officials are trying to contain an outbreak of whooping cough in the Pacific Northwest. 

Tennessee Education Review to Identify Key Concern

Jun 11, 2012

The head of an education foundation commissioned by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to review the state's new teacher evaluation system says it’s identified a key concern teachers have about the testing data used to evaluate them and will propose recommendations to address it.