The Tennessee Education Association again expressed concern over the state’s new IEA Voucher program and urged parents to proceed with caution.
“Programs like the one the Tennessee Department of Education is launching today have been subject to fraud and abuse in other states,” said TEA President Barbara Gray. “This is of even greater concern to TEA because this program is targeted toward our most vulnerable children who need strong educational services.”
“Our students and teachers have been through three straight years of testing problems. TEA is hopeful that the state’s move to a new vendor and back to pencil and paper tests will keep this from becoming the fourth year of frustrations.”
Teachers are constantly looking for new ways to improve their practice and expand their professional skill set. One of the ways to grow as a professional is through the National Board Certification process. Since it is such a rigorous process, it is important to have strong National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) to support candidates.
The training will provide participants with the following:
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TEA's Instructional Advocacy team has formed a new partnership with the IRIS Center at Vanderbilt to benefit all TEA members. The IRIS Center offers a wide variety of online resources and services to suit a diverse set of instructional needs and circumstances.
TEA President Barbara Gray made the following statement regarding TNReady:
“Tennessee teachers and students have lost countless hours of instruction time this school year preparing for the new TNReady assessment. The call to cancel this year’s test should have come more than two months ago when the first phase was such a disaster.”