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Tennessee Watson
WPR education reporter / documentary maker / dance partier / runner
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Tennessee Watson Jul 20
check out my story on went to VT to look at its sexual abuse prevention efforts
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Tennessee Watson Jul 2
Collaborating on a new project to explore why 60% of Wyoming's youth ages 18-24 leave the state. What motivates you to leave and what motivates you to stay?
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Tennessee Watson Jun 6
The Quality Counts report from is out. Wyoming comes out on top for school finance with the only A. The assessment considers funding per student and equity.
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Tennessee Watson Jun 4
The Boss kissed me on the cheek once after I told him his lyrics guided my approach to life. I was doing relief work in NOLA’s lower ninth ward after Katrina.
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Tennessee Watson May 28
And also did reporting on police training too
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Tennessee Watson May 28
Seems like there’s more to examine with how Colling deployed the taser. just did some solid reporting on that front
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Tennessee Watson May 28
There's a national college dropout crisis. A study from and found that the University of Wyoming is not doing a good job getting students to graduation.
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Tennessee Watson May 20
UW Board of Trustees appoints Neil Theobald as acting president.
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Tennessee Watson May 16
Soul stirring and beautiful music from Quinn Christopherson the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest winner!
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Tennessee Watson May 13
Thanks @havestPM for this important reporting.
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Chrissy Suttles May 10
Experts in public records law say LCSD1’s report on bullying at McCormick could be easily redacted and released. The district says nah, FERPA. Now we’ve formally asked ‘em for it.
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Tennessee Watson May 10
UW announces 3 candidates for interim president: Chris Boswell, UW’s former VP for governmental and community affairs; Bill Mai, former VP for finance and administration; and Neil Theobald, current VP for finance and administration.
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KUNC Colorado May 9
"The lesson for adults is to listen to the kids, be present for them emotionally, and then propose what needs to be done." KUNC's explains why STEM School students protested a vigil meant for them last night:
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Tennessee Watson May 8
On the reading list!
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Tennessee Watson May 8
I'm interested in your work to end child labor for a documentary I'm doing on the Migrant Education Program. Is it hard to get kids from farmworker families to go to school with laws that incentivize them to work in the fields? DM me, please.
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Tennessee Watson May 8
I revisited this ⁦⁦⁩ episode after an emotional morning at the Albany County Commissioners meeting.
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Melodie Edwards May 6
This is the most important news you'll read this year, bar none. The question is, what are we going to do about it?
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Tennessee Watson May 7
Are UW’s trustees over using executive sessions and diminishing transparency? and @mtntopwaterdrop take a look.
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Caroline Ballard May 4
Just in: Wyoming will retire at the end of his term in 2020.
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Tennessee Watson May 3
Replying to @tennesseejane
Superintendent Boyd Brown told WPR he thinks his district will come out better on the other side of these incidents. “Hopefully students will safer . . . But it’s going to take effort. It’s not something we can turn around right away.” He called staff and students to help.
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