Grace Tatter, WBUR

Grace Tatter

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Boston, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • WBUR
Past:
  • KQED Public Media
  • Chalkbeat
  • Chalkbeat Tennessee

Recent articles by Grace:

China Vs. The NBA: On Houston Rockets GM's Pro-Hong Kong Tweet

An NBA executive’s Hong Kong tweet tips off fierce backlash from China. Why does the NBA care? We follow the bouncing ball and dollars. → Read More

N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy: 'No Evidence' That Newark Residents Can't Get Bottled Water

Newark has been distributing bottled water to more than 14,000 homes for the last 10 days after an EPA order over high lead levels. → Read More

How to Develop a Greater Sense of Motivation in Students

Learn new insights into how motivation works, why it can lag, and what we can do to help students develop it. Researchers look at approach motivation and avoidance motivation and how they both work in a person's life. → Read More

How Making Time for Mindfulness Helps Students

A new study shows how mindfulness education in the classroom can reduce students' sense of stress and lengthen attention spans. → Read More

Six Ways to Teach Social and Emotional Skills All Day

Social-emotional learning shouldn’t be relegated to a distinct unit or stand-alone curriculum. Here’s how to infuse it throughout the day. → Read More

Long before tragic bus crash, Chattanooga’s Woodmore Elementary offered school turnaround lessons for America

Almost a year after the crash killed six of its students, Woodmore is among five long-struggling schools now facing state […] → Read More

How one Nashville school uses classic novels to get young students ahead in reading

Beginning in the earliest grades, reading goes far beyond sounding out words at Nashville Classical Charter School. → Read More

How one Nashville school uses classic novels to get young students ahead in reading

Beginning in the earliest grades, reading goes far beyond sounding out words at Nashville Classical Charter School. → Read More

Tennessee’s turnaround district is reaching the end of an era

The Achievement School District isn’t going anywhere, but it’s taking a backseat to other school improvement tools for the Tennessee […] → Read More

Tennessee considers a new approach for getting local schools to improve: working with them

The State Department of Education is eyeing Chattanooga for Tennessee’s first foray into a “partnership zone” approach. → Read More

Here’s how Tennessee’s downsized turnaround district will look — and what charter leaders are saying about it

Under its new structure, the Achievement School District aims to do mostly the same work with half as many positions. → Read More

TNReady took almost twice as long as Tennessee tests in 2012. Here’s why.

Elementary and middle school students took about eight hours of end-of-year tests this year, an amount consistent with national trends […] → Read More

McQueen declares TNReady a ‘success.’ Here’s what comes next for Tennessee.

After a non-eventful testing period with the state’s new test, Tennessee is marching ahead with its plan to test all […] → Read More

Lawmakers want a whole semester of Tennessee history — but aren’t sure how schools can fit that in

The proposal emerges as the state is poised to adopt new social studies standards that include fewer state-specific facts. → Read More

Before voucher legislation comes back in 2018, Tennessee lawmakers want a plan to determine whether vouchers work

Lawmakers who backed a proposal for a Memphis pilot program hope to clear up questions about what kind of tests […] → Read More

Live, from Music City, an elementary school teacher presents life lessons with a beat

Nashville elementary school teacher Christopher Blackmon is one of 31 educators nationwide named 2017 Music Teachers of Excellence by the […] → Read More

Tennessee’s school voucher bill tabled until next year

Rep. Harry Brooks, the House sponsor of the bill, pushed his proposal for a five-year Memphis pilot program until 2018, […] → Read More

Tennessee has a $2 billion surplus. Here’s a new idea to invest more in schools.

About $250 million of this year’s surplus would go to create a new public education fund under a proposal by […] → Read More

As lawmakers scrutinize the price tag of school vouchers in Memphis, here’s a cost breakdown

The estimated price tag for Shelby County Schools is about $18 million a year, but the true cost could be […] → Read More

Tennessee’s long journey to new social studies standards nears its finish line

The State Board of Education approves revised and shortened standards in the first of two votes, but debate continues over […] → Read More