Candice McQueen, Tennessee’s education commissioner, will visit Oak Ridge Schools on Thursday, January 7.
During her visit, McQueen will tour Glenwood Elementary School, Robertsville Middle School, and Oak Ridge High School. She will also take part in an afternoon roundtable discussion that will feature about 30 administrators and teachers across a wide cross-section of grade levels, subject areas, and schools. They will discuss successes and challenges that educators are facing in their jobs, Oak Ridge Schools said.
Included in the discussion will be the Tennessee Department of Education’s “New Goals to Measure Education Progress,” which align with Oak Ridge Schools’ Seven Keys to College and Career Readiness.
The goals include:
- Early Foundations and Literacy: Building skills in early grades to contribute to future success.
- High School and Bridge to Postsecondary: Preparing significantly more students for postsecondary completion.
- All Means All: Providing individualized support and opportunities for all students with a focus on those who are farthest behind.
- Educator Support: Supporting the preparation and development of an exceptional educator workforce.
- District Empowerment: Providing districts with the tools and autonomy they need to make the best decisions for students.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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