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SCORE report praises Kingsport City Schools, two Hawkins elementary schools

January 27th, 2014 10:12 pm by Rick Wagner

SCORE report praises Kingsport City Schools, two Hawkins elementary schools

NASHVILLE  — SCORE has lauded practices of Kingsport City Schools and McPheeter’s Bend and Mount Carmel elementary schools in Hawkins County in the 2013-14 State of Education in Tennessee report.

Released Monday during a conference in Nashville by SCORE (the State Collaborative on Reforming Education), the report said KCS helps grow future administrators and has implemented districtwide rigor, especially in math, as well as assigning central officer personnel to work with specific schools.

It also said that McPheeter’s Bend uses technology to support intervention and that Mount Carmel engaged families and the community.

Other systems were cited as examples of what all school systems should work toward, including Greeneville schools for a districtwide initiative to support technology infrastructure and PARCC (the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers), which is the online test in Tennessee and other states that will measure Common Core Standards progress.

All examples were taken from schools or systems that were finalists for the 2013 SCORE prize. No Northeast Tennessee schools or systems won for 2013, but SCORE continues to recognize the finalists, including a Thursday presentation to the Kingsport Board of Education at 6 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception in the third flood of the Administrative Support Center in downtown Kingsport on Press Street.

For an expanded version of this article, please see Tuesday's print edition or our expanded electronic edition.

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