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Tennessee Department of Education Applications Open for New Trauma-Informed Schools Cohort

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has announced applications are open for all Tennessee public schools to apply for the new cohort of trauma-informed schools. 

In Tennessee, there are currently 73 schools that have earned this designation, which recognizes schools for their emphasis on implementing trauma-informed strategies to provide critical supports for students.  

Cohort to Support Students Through Trauma-Informed Strategies

Cohort to Support Students Through Trauma-Informed Strategies

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President Joe Biden’s statement on Safely Reopening Schools

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – But we can do more. Shortly before taking office, I set an ambitious but achievable goal of opening most K-8 schools by the end of my first 100 days. I’ve said all along that this is a national imperative — one that can only be achieved if Congress provides states and communities with the resources they need to get it done safely through the American Rescue Plan.

It is also a goal we can meet if we follow the science. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, has provided the best available scientific evidence on how to reopen schools safely.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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How much does the Home Life of a Child effect their Education

 

TeachersClarksville, TN – Educators have been under the gun for the perceived lack of progress children are making in school. All kinds of arm chair jockeys have jumped in to “fix” the educational system. Testing has become the mecca for deciding what a child knows or doesn’t know. Evaluating teachers has become the bar for whether or not they retain their jobs.

Let’s look at the other side of the picture for a minute as we start to throw the baby out with the bathwater in education.

How Much Influence on a Child's Education Does Home Life Provide.

How Much Influence on a Child’s Education Does Home Life Provide.

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Teachers are leaving our Schools in Droves, What’s Next?

 

TeachersClarksville, TN – It’s no secret. Teachers are leaving the profession to accept higher paying jobs elsewhere, to retire, or just to call it quits because the hassle has become too much to bear.

The new Teacher Evaluation system has tipped the barrel over. Principals and administrators all over Tennessee are spending a tremendous number of hours preparing for, sitting in classrooms to evaluate, scheduling follow up discussions, and allaying fears of teachers. Frustration and tears are taking energy away from preparations for the classroom. «Read the rest of this article»

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How Much Influence on a Child’s Education Does Home Life Provide

 

TeachersRecently, educators have been under fire for the perceived lack of progress children are making in school. All kinds of arm chair jockeys have jumped in to “fix” the educational system. Testing has become the mecca for deciding what a child knows or doesn’t know. Evaluating teachers has become the bar for whether or not they retain their jobs.

Let’s look at the other side of the picture for a minute as we start to throw the baby out with the bathwater in education.

In my generation, parents sent children to school with the following message, “If you get in trouble at school and don’t do your work, you get in twice as much trouble when you get home!” Today a child is more likely to insult his teacher if she tells him he’s doing something inappropriate with, “If you try to tell me what to do, I’ll tell my mother and father and they’ll sue you!” «Read the rest of this article»

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When Teachers Leave Our Schools, What Next?

 

Teachers

It’s no secret. Teachers are leaving the profession to accept higher paying jobs elsewhere, to retire, or just to call it quits because the hassle has become too much to bear. 

The new Teacher Evaluation system has tipped the barrel over. Principals and administrators all over Tennessee are spending a tremendous number of hours preparing for, sitting in classrooms to evaluate, scheduling follow up discussions, and allaying fears of teachers. Frustration and tears are taking energy away from preparations for the classroom. «Read the rest of this article»

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Board of Education earns TSBA Board of Distinction honor

 

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Board of Education is being honored by the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) for its efforts to effectively govern public schools for more than 28,000 students.

TSBA will present its prestigious Board of Distinction Award, which recognizes outstanding performance by the entire school board, at a public board meeting to highlight the accomplishments of Clarksville-Montgomery County’s elected education leaders. The award will be presented by Gracie Porter, Davidson County Chairman and Mid-Cumberland District Director at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Board of Education meeting in August. «Read the rest of this article»

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Americans United at work

 

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State is dedicated to preserving the rights of individuals under the U.S. Constitution. They are committed to focusing especially on the matter of individual religious expression.

AU is sometimes criticized for representing and supporting individuals whose constitutional rights are being violated. Their mission is to protect Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhist Americans and others from civil and religious leaders who restrict the rights of others based on religious belief or disbelief.

Recently the AU defied tradition in two South Carolina school districts where school were allowing religious proselytizing in their schools.

How the AU responded at the request of parents demonstrates their commitment and understanding that the Constitution applies to everyone. This story illustrates their mission in protecting the rights of children regarding proselytizing.

A baptist minister began with merit to help schoolchildren by supplying shoes to the most needy. Such a project up to this point is in keeping with the teachings of Jesus and other faith founders. That’s a positive action deserving of praise. Such a distribution is a holy and sacred act. It is sacrificial compassion.

So you may ask, where is the rub? What is there to object to since good is being done? «Read the rest of this article»

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