On Thursday, August 25, TDE launched the new TEAM website. At this site, you can find links to a wealth of resources related to the new evaluation system. Many of these resources will be of value to all districts, whether using the state TEAM model or another approved model for teacher evaluations this year.
Originally published in teach magazine, August 2014
A huge portion of Tennessee teachers have not received a salary increase for the past several years. State funding has remained flat and local revenue is scarce, causing many school systems to give one time bonuses, if anything, for an increase in compensation. The problem of stagnant pay is unique in Tennessee.