Last week, the State of Tennessee released the 2018-2019 TNReady scores, which reveal how students performed on the annual assessment tests. The results help track both student growth, or how much a student has improved over the last year in relation to their peers, and student achievement, which measures student proficiency in specific subject areas. Within the results, there are some bright...Read More
The quality of education a child receives should not depend on that child’s zip code or socioeconomic status. But in Nashville— a city known for economic growth and opportunity— it still very much does. Too many students are being left behind.
At the Scarlett Family Foundation, we have sought to compile and share data in a clear, concise format, and use this information to help...Read More
Basketball star LeBron James (also a founder of an Akron, Ohio public school) has been vocal about his experience as a chronically absent student.
James shares that in his fourth-grade year, he missed a total of 83 days of school. James’ own struggle to get into the classroom speaks to the larger challenges causing chronic absenteeism across the county – challenges related to health,...Read More
Third grade reading performance is one of the most important early benchmarks we have for predicting a student’s long-term academic and career success. As a result, several states are exploring new ways to improve third grade reading and close achievement gaps.
This month, NPR reported that states work to increase third grade reading levels are looking to a variety of new policies: