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As online Common Core tests fail, Tennessee schools face unknown once again

But a school district that embraced Common Core early finally hopes for a payoff

Tennessee’s wavering over the Common Core discourages new teachers

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Alison Cotey, a 23-year-old, first-year teacher at John Adams Elementary School in Kingsport, Tennessee, recently gave her fifth-graders a poem littered with sound effects. “She stands up…

Lori Smith (left) and Heather Hobbs (right), two teacher leaders in the Kingsport City Schools district, participate in a Common Core training session in Kingsport, Tenn.

Tennessee’s Common Core backtrack strands teachers, students

Kingsport, Tenn. – On a hot August day during the first week of school, Heather Hobbs, a 26-year-old teacher at Andrew Johnson Elementary School in Kingsport, Tenn., asked her third-grade…