Feds Provide $27 Million to 17 Low-Performing TN Schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Education has awarded three-year school improvement grants totaling more than $27 million in federal funds to 17 schools.
The schools are among the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools in the state, in terms of academic achievement.
Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says a priority of the administration is to turn around those low-performing schools, and he believes the grant will give them the necessary resources, time and personnel to do that.
Officials say the grant will also give school principals a chance to work together in the state’s Turnaround Principal Cohort, which allows them to facilitate discussions and share ideas and practices on a peer-to-peer level.

One thought on “Feds Provide $27 Million to 17 Low-Performing TN Schools

  1. Eric H

    Tom, you should be getting a press release any minute now from Roy Herron and Andy Berke protesting these additional funds going to these academic bottom feeders. After all, NEA-Andy was ready to shut down TN Virtual Academy (with one data point) after one year of operation because they were “almost in the bottom 10%”. Surely then, being in the bottom 5% can’t be good and should not be encouraged with more money. Maybe an enrollment cap like that pushed on TVA is in order?
    It is all about academics, isn’t it?

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