These priorities reflect what research and experience have shown makes the most impact for students . Teachers and school leaders have the greatest impact in schools on student achievement . Tennessee must place intense focus on the urgent needs of historically underserved students to ensure that all students receive the educational opportunities they deserve . Educators need stability to build on the success sparked by policy progress over recent years . We at SCORE remain eager for the work ahead , knowing that the future of Tennessee ’ s students , and of our state , depends on it .