NASHVILLE — Tennessee is proposing a plan that would give local school districts more control over issues such as improving poor-performing schools.
On Tuesday, state education officials released the first draft of Tennessee's version of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education law President Barack Obama signed last year, The Tennessean reported.
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen is beginning a tour of the state this week to gather input on the plan, which emphasizes transparency, accountability and school turnaround. Meetings will be held in Knoxville, Jackson, Memphis and Nashville over the next two weeks.
Under the proposal, families would have access to more information about their schools, and districts would have more support from the state to meet expectations.