Award-winning singer/songwriter Phil Vassar will be the musical guest, when the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) awards the second annual SCORE Prize at an event at the historic Ryman Auditorium tonight, Monday, October 8, 2012. The SCORE Prize will be awarded to the elementary, middle, and high school, along with one school district in Tennessee that have most dramatically improved student achievement. In awarding the SCORE Prize, SCORE aims to recognize those schools and districts, highlight and share their best practices, and show other schools and districts throughout Tennessee that improvement is possible.
The Prize event will be hosted by SCORE Chairman and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and will include remarks from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman, and SCORE President and CEO Jamie Woodson. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will make remarks by video. The event will also feature a performance by award-winning singer/songwriter Phil Vassar. The SCORE Prize event is being held in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Education’s annual LEAD Conference.
Finalists for the Prize include:
Elementary – Boones Creek Elementary (Washington County), John Sevier Elementary (Maryville), Pigeon Forge Primary (Sevier County)
Middle – Power Center Academy (Memphis), Rose Park Math and Science Magnet School (Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools), South Side Elementary (Henderson County)
High – Covington High School (Tipton County), Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School (Fayette County), Ravenwood High School (Williamson County)
District – Hamblen County Schools, Maryville City Schools, Tipton County Schools
The SCORE Prize includes $10,000 to each of the three school winners and $25,000 to the district winner, in addition to statewide recognition throughout the year. To learn about the selection process visit: www.tnscore.org/scoreprize.
• WHO: The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), with SCORE Chairman and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman, and award-winning singer/songwriter Phil Vassar.
• WHAT: The second annual SCORE Prize
• WHEN: Monday, October 8, 6:00PM CT
• WHERE: Ryman Auditorium
116 5th Avenue N., Nashville, TN 37219
The SCORE Prize event is free and open to the press, however members of the press must have a ticket to enter the Auditorium. To obtain a ticket or for more information, contact David Mansouri, Director of Communications at SCORE, at email@example.com or 615.727.1545.
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