MTSU meeting seeks to improve student performance

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- About 30 leaders in education are meeting at Middle Tennessee State University this week to share ideas on ways to improve student performance.

According to the Daily News Journal, the Tennessee Superintendents' Colloquium is a two-day conference that features discussions on Professional Learning Communities.

The PLC concept has been described as a process through which administrators and teachers work collaboratively to raise student performance. It encourages teachers and schools to develop best practices, then share the ideas with classrooms and colleagues throughout the district.

MTSU President Sidney McPhee said the university has made teacher training a top priority for more than a century, citing MTSU's origins as one of the state's first three normal schools.

The colloquium ends Tuesday.

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Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com


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