Tennessee has approved School Specialty Literacy and Intervention as an official professional development provider for helping the state’s districts implement school reform plans over the next four years.
Tennessee’s “First to the Top” plan is designed to address four key areas of school reform:
- Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace
- Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals how to improve instruction
- Recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most
- Turning around the lowest performing schools
School Specialty Literacy and Intervention will provide state teachers with comprehensive professional development for an accelerated learning model that uses differentiated instruction and data-based decision-making.