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SCORE Hires AP News Editor, Copper Hill Principal

News release from SCORE:
(Nashville) – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced today that Dr. Jared Bigham will join the organization as Director of College and Career Readiness and Teresa Wasson will join the organization as Deputy Director of Communications. Bigham and Wasson will enhance the organization’s college and career-readiness work, communicating about and advocating for Tennessee’s efforts to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce.
“Jared and Teresa are leaders in the field of education and journalism respectively,” said Jamie Woodson, President and CEO of SCORE. “Jared is recognized as one of Tennessee rising stars in public education, and his experience as a teacher, school leader, and advocate will significantly advance SCORE’s efforts to engage and inform citizens about our state’s work to raise academic expectations for students. Teresa is one of Tennessee’s most respected journalists. Her vast experience as a writer, journalist, and editor will benefit not only SCORE and the entire education reform community, but most importantly, students throughout our great state.”

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The Duncan Collection: Mother Teresa, Wooden Eggs, Flat Irons..

Congressman John J. “Jimmy” Duncan has a collection of political souvenirs. Georgiana Vines has a report:
The past is reflected in political memorabilia collected during a lifetime, including 23½ years in the U.S. House, and items that belonged to his dad, John Duncan Sr., the late Knoxville mayor and congressman.
Books make up a lot of the collection, written by fellow Republicans, Democrats and others. Duncan, 64, has a reputation as a voracious reader and he can tell stories about and from the books.
He also has items from Air Force One; a statue of Mother Teresa from an Albanian president; flat irons from his father’s collection; a white elephant that belonged to the late U.S. Rep. Howard H. Baker Sr.; and 22 wooden eggs from White House Easter egg rolls, although on the day a News Sentinel photographer and reporter visited, only 20 were on a shelf.
“The (five) grandkids play in here. They (the missing eggs) are probably in the curtains,” he said about the office in his home. “This is a lived-in house.”