SCORE 2013 Leadership Summit To Take Place In Nashville

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) will host the SCORE 2013 Leadership Summit onAugust 21 and 22 at Music City Center in Nashville.
The first day features a panel discussion of public school students moderated by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
The summit is bringing together more than 400 Tennessee school and district leaders and education leaders from across the state and nation to discuss best practices and strategies, collaborate on ideas, and recommit to Tennessee’s work to prepare all students for success in college and the workforce.
School and district leaders play a crucial role in setting students on a pathway to success. They are responsible for setting goals and expectations, recruiting and retaining highly effective teachers, providing meaningful feedback to teachers on their instruction, and building internal pipelines of future instructional leaders.
This two-day summit will focus on four aspects of effective leadership: cultivating strong district and school leaders, ensuring excellent teaching, embracing high standards, and using data and technology to improve learning. Participants will delve into those topics more deeply in 20 breakout sessions ranging from improving hiring, retaining great teachers, and good use of technology in the classroom. 
During the opening session, Senator Frist, who is founder and chairman of SCORE, will moderate a discussion with five students about what schools and education leaders are doing and need to do to rise to the challenge of improving student achievement. The student participants will be Baily Choudhury, Mt. Juliet High School, Wilson County Schools; Rolanda Mack, Covington High School, Tipton County Schools; Julio Salazar, Morristown West High School, Hamblen County Schools; and Keaton Wadzinski, Franklin High School, Williamson County Schools.
SCORE President and CEO Jamie Woodson will welcome participants, and the keynote address will be delivered by TV and radio host Hallerin Hilton Hill. The summit's full agenda has more details about the program.

For more information, contact David Mansouri, Director of Communications at SCORE, at or 615/727-1545.

Cleveland City Schools Present This Week's Calendar

Cleveland High School staff and students will be collecting canned food for the  Fall Food Drive  in partnership with Southern Heritage Bank all week. For more information contact Whitney Harden,  423-478-1113 ,   Arnold Memorial Elementary hosts  Mix 104.1 Morning Show   on Thursday ,  7:00 am ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy Elementary First Graders Learn About The Pledge Of Allegiance

The first school to participate this year in flag etiquette lessons presented by the Judge David Campbell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was Soddy Daisy Elementary. Eighty-seven first graders received a U.S. flag which they will carry on Nov. 7 in the Soddy Daisy parade, scheduled to remind citizens to get out and vote. They also spent time learning about ... (click for more)

Man Shot And Killed In St. Elmo Monday Morning; Police Interview Person Of Interest

One person was shot and killed in St. Elmo Monday morning. Police said they had interviewed a person of interest in the slaying. Chattanooga Police at 8:30 a.m. responded to a person shot at the 5000 block of Florida Ave. Upon police arrival the victim, Howard Simmons, 47, had already succumbed to his injuries. Mrs. Simmons suffered at least one gunshot wound. At this ... (click for more)

Erlanger To Open Cancer Center On Gunbarrel Road At East Campus

Work is set to begin soon on construction of a new Cancer Center by Erlanger Health System at its Gunbarrel Road East Campus. Erlanger is joining with a development firm, Chatt East 3 LLC of Alabama, on the four-story project located just south of Women's East Hospital on a wooded five-acre tract. Erlanger will be leasing the bottom three floors at a rate of $16.05 per square ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Testerman Forum

I badly misjudged how long it would take me to do my “early voting.” I was in-and-out in no time so I got to the Hamilton County School Board’s agenda meeting well enough beforehand to have an “educational forum” with board member David Testerman. If you haven’t noticed, forums and summits and “community enlightenment” groups are the new rage and, as my friend David laughed, “They ... (click for more)