FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2011
SCORE RELEASES VIDEO AND WEBSITE RECOGNIZING SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS IN TENNESSEE
(Nashville) – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) today launched a website to highlight best practices in public education in Tennessee. The site, which can be accessed at www.tnscore.org/scoreprize, highlights the work of the eight finalists and four winners of the 2011 SCORE Prize, which was awarded to the elementary, middle, and high school in Tennessee, along with one school district, that most dramatically improved student achievement in spite of the many challenges they face. The site also features a highlight video of the 2011 SCORE Prize event, held in late September, which includes remarks from SCORE Chairman Bill Frist and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, as well as a musical performance by country music star Josh Turner.
“Our aim is to identify and share the steps that have been taken to improve student achievement,” SCORE President and CEO Jamie Woodson said. “This website showcases the incredible work being done by teachers, principals, and district leaders across Tennessee.”
The website provides detailed data, including attendance rates and progress in narrowing achievement gaps, on the SCORE Prize winners and finalists, and video interviews that document the path the schools and districts have taken to improve student achievement. Information on the annual SCORE Prize selection process is also included.
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works with state and local governments to encourage sound policy decisions in public education and advance innovative reform on a statewide basis.