A good superintendent leads the districts educational, financial and administrative performance; facilitates the performance of all personnel; and responds to and informs stakeholders and policymakers about the performance and leadership of the district.
One of my musical heroes, Bono, the singer for the rock group U2, shares the story of the Irish poet, Brendan Kennelly. He relates that Kennelly has a memorable poem called The Book of Judas, and there’s a line in it that says: “If you want to serve the age, betray it.” Then Bono asks: [...]
Problems are seemingly growing more and more complex, or are they? In yesterday’s commentary, Legislators – One Last Thing Before You Go!, we wanted to make sure our teachers are not going to be penalized by flawed test results and scores from this year on a teacher’s 3-year average. It seems like it should be [...]
Teaching is demanding enough, but special education teachers must cope with even more challenges.
Our over reliance on testing began with Race to the Top money. Tennessee needs to revisit our policies.
School Safety and Security Town Hall open to the public to discuss safety, security and research.
A School Safety and Security Town Hall open to the public will be held Monday at East Hamilton Middle High School to continue a day focused on school safety in Hamilton County. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond and Professional Educators of Tennessee are partnering to stage the Town Hall, which will take place 4 p.m. [...]
A driver's education course is a beneficial choice for drivers of any age and experience levels. However, it should be required for all minors navigating our roads.
Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.
The dream of Martin Luther King Jr. did not die in Memphis in 1968, it is still alive in 2018.