TN Education Board approves teacher licensure changes - Mid-South News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | FOX13

TN Education Board approves teacher licensure changes

Posted: Updated:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -

The Tennessee Board of Education has voted to approve contentious new rules on teacher licensure while delaying implementation until 2015.

Many teachers oppose the changes because they tie licensure to student test data.

Currently, professional teaching licenses are renewed for 10 years without regard to teacher effectiveness.

MORE: TEA opposes teacher licensure proposal

At a Friday board meeting, Chairman Fielding Rolston acknowledged that the changes are controversial. He proposed approving the changes but delaying their implementation in order to give the board time to hear concerns and make changes.

Several board members opposed the motion, saying they did not want to vote for a policy that contained elements they did not support.

After extended discussion, the motion passed 6-3.

Click here to leave a comment on our Facebook page
Click here to comment on our Twitter

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices