Jury Starts Deliberations in Vandy Rape Case

Jury Starts Deliberations in Vandy Rape Case

  • 01/27/15 12:29:33 PM

    BREAKING: Closing arguments have been made and the case has been handed over to the jury for deliberation following lunch break. FOX17.com and News at 5:30pm & 9pm will have updates. click here for more

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Tennessee SCORE Report Identifies 5 Areas for Academic Performance Improvements

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Tennessee's annual SCORE report focusing on on the state's K-12 academic performance was released by founder and chairman Bill Frist. The former Senate Majority Leader says Tennessee is "at a crossroads in its pusuit of a better education system."

While there are needs for improvement, the report does note Tennessee is the fastest-improving state in the nation for student achievement according to 2013 NAEP report. 

The following are defined as Tennessee's top five priorities:

1. Maintaining a commitment to rigorous standards and assessments

2. Strengthening schools through effective leadership

3. Expanding student access to great teaching

4. Investing in technology to enhance instruction

5. Supporting students from kindergarten to career

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