Back To School: Bricks and Mor...

May 19, 2020 by

The education landscape has changed, just as society has changed in the past 3 months. Whether school returns or not as anticipated,...

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Heroes Are Not Heroes

May 5, 2020 by

Pro a lot lately in our nation. We have seen lots of courageous acts and nobility of character across Tennessee. Many people among us...

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COVID-19 Needs Survey to be Co...

Apr 7, 2020 by

Professional Educators of Tennessee is conducting a COVID-19 Survey to help identify the most significant needs for students and...

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Tennessee Has Played a Seminal...

Jan 17, 2020 by

JC Bowman – Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, almost 52 years ago....

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The Reading Wars

Jan 9, 2020 by

I tend to avoid the debates among people discussing reading. I think there is some truth in all sides of a debate. I learned to read...

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Be a Bright Spot During a Dark...

Nov 22, 2019 by

This year will mark the fact that I have had the opportunity to live through 56 Thanksgivings. I was born on a Sunday, November 24th,...

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS OF TENN...

Oct 30, 2019 by

Nashville, TN — The results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – also known as the Nation’s...

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Critics Should Offer Solutions

Oct 24, 2019 by

JC Bowman – Need a quick headline in the media? Attack public education. Want to gripe about something in government? Attack...

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The Educator and the Classroom

Aug 29, 2019 by

Former President Theodore Roosevelt gave an often-cited speech about citizenship in a Republic called The Man in the Arena at the...

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A Richness of Poverty in our S...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Education is a proven path to upward mobility for all students. “Our schools can’t do it all, or all by themselves” according to a...

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Everybody Loves Mama

May 10, 2019 by

It might not always be true, but it is as close to the truth as you might find on Mother’s Day: Everybody loves their mother. For the...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT TEACHER SALARY...

May 6, 2019 by

JC Bowman The Basic Education Program (BEP), how Tennessee funds K-12 public schools, provides over $4.7 billion of state funding for...

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TESTING TRANSPARENCY IS NEEDED...

Mar 18, 2019 by

JC Bowman – Thomas Jefferson believed: “The government closest to the people serves the people best.” We could not agree more....

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Suicide is Not Painless

Feb 25, 2019 by

JC Bowman – The old television show M*A*S*H had an opening song called Suicide is Painless. Many people do not know the origin...

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TEACHERS ARE GOING, GOING̷...

Jul 10, 2018 by

We know without a doubt that teachers are the number one in-school influence on student achievement. Data indicates that in the last...

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BULLYING IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM

Apr 2, 2018 by

Solee Lee & JC Bowman – Bullying is a matter that adults and students alike must take seriously. “Bullying is a form of...

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PROTECTING THE TEACHING PROFES...

Feb 21, 2018 by

JC Bowman – I describe myself with the following identifiers: Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, US Marine, Educator...

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BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO THE FU...

Jul 26, 2017 by

by JC Bowman – It’s the most wonderful time of the year, if you are a parent. For teachers, so much for the three-month...

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WHY EDUCATORS LEAVE THE PROFES...

Jul 20, 2017 by

by JC Bowman – Unfortunately, some school districts in Tennessee will begin the school year still needing to hire teachers to...

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A RALLY CRY FOR SCHOOL IMPROVE...

May 30, 2017 by

by JC Bowman – Almost anyone who steps into a classroom understands that the job of teaching is difficult, as well as...

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