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Early Voting begins tomorrow!


You can Vote Early at Everett or Pellissippi beginning April 16th-May 1.

Vote FOR sharing the sales tax revenues county residents pay when shopping in the cities with county students.

Check your April Newsletter for education friendly local candidates.

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Vote May 6th!


Please vote FOR directing a share of the 2.6 million in sales tax COUNTY residents are already paying towards COUNTY students.  Vote FOR the resolution on May 6th!

Check your April Newsletter for education-friendly local candidates.

April Newsletter


April Newsletter

Please complete the Collaborative Conferencing Survey!

Read your April Newsletter for local election news. 

Trouble with TVAAS


Teachers gathered at WBHS tonight to discuss value added scores, or TVAAS.  TVAAS is a statistical ESTIMATE that was originally designed to aid education research. It has a wide standard error. Researchers state that it should not be used as the single determining factor in high stakes decisions, like licenses and evaluations.  Teachers are not afraid of evaluations, but ask for fair measures of their work. TEA is advocating for change at the state level. You can help by contacting your legislators. Find them easily using the links on TEA’s advocacy page.

Watch the Trouble with TVAAS youtube series on TEA’s youtube channel here.

PD opportunity: TEA Spring Symposium


TEA Spring Symposium April 4th & 5th at the Park Vista, Gatlinburg.

TEA’s Spring Symposium is an annual two day instruction and professional development event and is designed to provide a challenging and invigorating experience for TEA members who want to strengthen their teaching performance through the creation and maintenance of professional learning. This Symposium attracts over 300 TEA members each year and is an excellent opportunity to attend quality professional development sessions, enjoy keynote speakers, and spend time with fellow educators from across the state. It is an unparalleled opportunity to hone skills that impact today’s educators and students. BCEA will sponsor the registration fee for members.  Complete the registration form & send to Rebecca Dickenson at EES. 

  • New Test Administration Policies
  • Supporting Students With Dyslexia
  • Information About Response to Intervention
  • Whole Brain Teaching
  • Common Core
  • Using Technology in Classrooms
  • Practical Tips for Improving Your Evaluation
  • Positioning as an Instructional Teacher-Leader
  • Activities That Engage Students to Improve Learning

Trouble with TVAAS


The State Board of Education’s vote to rescind the use of TVAAS came after TEA President Gera Summerford and General Counsel Rick Colbert shared the association’s “The Trouble with TVAAS” presentation. You can see this presentation right here in Blount County!

  • Tuesday February 25, 2014
  • William Blount High School auditorium
  • 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Presented by TEA staff.


February Newsletter


You can access your February BCEA Newsletter by clicking here.


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