Ayers Foundation President, Janet Ayers was a panelist at a press conference for SCORE, on February 5th in Nashville. The conference discussed higher standards for teachers and was covered by Nashville area media. To read more, click the links below.
From The Tennessean:
Group seeks tougher academic, licensing standards for teachers
Less than a week after state education officials linked better ACT scores to teacher effectiveness, an education advocacy group is calling for teaching candidates to face tougher academicstandards before starting their own studies.
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education, or SCORE, recommended on Tuesday that public universities and colleges raise standards for students entering teaching programs. The group also recommends tougher teacher licensing policies.
SCORE noted that some schools admit and graduate teachers who scored less than 15 on the ACT college admissions exam — a score near the bottom of all students taking the test.
· Representative Beth Harwell, Speaker of the House for the Tennessee State House of Representatives
· Kevin Huffman, Commissioner of Education for the State of Tennessee
· Kandi Hill-Clarke, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the Tennessee Board of Regents
· Allyson Chick, 2012-13 Tennessee Teacher of the Year
· Janet Ayers, President- Ayers Foundation
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For additional information, visit the SCORE website - http://www.tnscore.org