Tennessee Department of Education http://wuot.org en State To Pay AP Exam Fees For Some Knox High School Students http://wuot.org/post/state-pay-ap-exam-fees-some-knox-high-school-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tennessee Department of Education officials will be in East Knox County today to launch a </span><a href="http://state.tn.us/sos/acts/108/pub/pc0351.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">state-funded pilot program</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that will pick up the tab for some high school students taking </span><a href="http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Advanced Placement (AP)</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> exams. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 8902 at http://wuot.org State To Pay AP Exam Fees For Some Knox High School Students Governor Responds to Open Letter From Local Superintendents http://wuot.org/post/governor-responds-open-letter-local-superintendents <p></p><p>Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said he was disappointed that 60 local-level school superintendents across Tennessee have signed on to a letter asking Haslam to ease off on education reforms being implemented by state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. His response to that letter was both conciliatory to the school administrators and firm in favor of classroom reforms.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:12:59 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 8445 at http://wuot.org Governor Responds to Open Letter From Local Superintendents Tennessee DOE Offers Signing Bonuses For Teachers http://wuot.org/post/tennessee-doe-offers-signing-bonuses-teachers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tennessee Department of Education will give teachers with the state’s highest evaluation scores signing bonuses to teach in the state’s lowest-performing schools.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tennessee Department of Education is offering districts across the state enough money to give each new teacher at a priority school a $7,000 signing bonus. &nbsp;In Knox County, one school is a priority school: Sarah Moore Greene Elementary, whose principal recently announced he would overhaul school staffing this year. Thu, 09 May 2013 14:38:41 +0000 Christine Jessel 1883 at http://wuot.org Tennessee DOE Offers Signing Bonuses For Teachers