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American Heart Association says Better Nutrition and Active Play in Early Care and Education is Critical to Healthy Futures

 

Statement from National Organizations Working to Improve the Health of Young Children

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – For many young children, their first time down a slide or their first time trying new vegetables are in preschool or child care settings.  Young children thrive, grow and begin to develop a lifetime of habits in these early years—that is why it is so important we reach kids in early care and education settings.

Several states have made significant strides in ensuring all young children have the building blocks they need—nutritious foods and plenty of active play—for a healthy life.

Better Nutrition and Active Play is Key to Children's Healthy Futures

Better Nutrition and Active Play is Key to Children’s Healthy Futures

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Clarksville Ranks 19th Among Top U.S. Cities for Fastest Job Growth

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked 19th in the nation for fastest job growth. A report released today from 24/7 Wall Street, a Delaware-based financial news company, studied employment and job growth from October 2015 to October 2016 for 387 metro areas and announced the top 25 U.S. cities.

The Clarksville MSA added more than 4,700 jobs, an increase of 4.61%, with total jobs at 106,811 in October 2016.

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Austin Peay State University redefining first-year experience through “Foundations of Excellence” education project

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This academic year, Austin Peay State University is participating in a national higher education project known as “Foundations of Excellence.”

The project, sponsored by the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, will use a model of excellence to redefine the first-year college experience at Austin Peay.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Education Personalized Learning Task Force Outlines Next Steps to Help Tailor Teaching for Each Student

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education announced new steps forward in its work to personalize learning for all students today, with a report that outlines key strategies and actions the department will take to support school districts in this area.

The report, which comes from the state’s Personalized Learning Task Force, is the result of 10 months of discussions and research and includes recommendations to guide personalized learning and align the work across the state to the department’s strategic plan, Tennessee Succeeds.

Tennessee Department of Education Task Force focused on blended learning, predictive analytics, micro-credentialing and competency-based education.

Tennessee Department of Education Task Force focused on blended learning, predictive analytics, micro-credentialing and competency-based education.

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Montgomery County Receives Tennessee Governor’s ThreeStar Award

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN  – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development presented ThreeStar awards at the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville in October.

The Industrial Development Board was established in 1963 to maintain and increase employment opportunities by recruiting companies to locate in Clarksville-Montgomery County. The organization is governed by 15 board of director members, nine of which are voting members and are appointed by Montgomery County Commission; six are ex-officio.

The Industrial Development Board was established in 1963 to maintain and increase employment opportunities by recruiting companies to locate in Clarksville-Montgomery County. The organization is governed by 15 board of director members, nine of which are voting members and are appointed by Montgomery County Commission; six are ex-officio.

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New Report Outlines Innovative Steps for Creating Transformational Leadership Pipelines in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education is releasing a new report from the state’s Transformational Leadership Advisory Council, which recognized the importance of developing school leaders as a critical lever for supporting student achievement.

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen convened the advisory council in October 2015, and it included representatives from the state, advocacy organizations, national stakeholders, higher education, and school districts.

Support the development, expansion, and evaluation of regional providers that focus on innovative leader development models in Tennessee

Support the development, expansion, and evaluation of regional providers that focus on innovative leader development models in Tennessee

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Two Residents of Campbell Crossing Named as 2016 WinningEdge Scholars

 

Campbell CrossingFort Campbell, KY – Two Campbell Crossing residents have been selected as recipients of the 2016 WinningEdge Scholarship sponsored by WinnCompanies.

Nia Gibbs-Francis and Caitlin Hertzendorf, were among 43 national winners of the scholarship awarded annually by WinnCompanies, the national property management firm that serves Campbell Crossing

(L) Nia Gibbs-Francis, recipient of the $1,000 WinningEdge Scholarship, will continue her studies in Social Work at Austin Peay University. (R) Caitlin Hertzendorf, recipient of the $1,000 WinningEdge Scholarship, will attend Colgate University this fall.

(L) Nia Gibbs-Francis, recipient of the $1,000 WinningEdge Scholarship, will continue her studies in Social Work at Austin Peay University. (R) Caitlin Hertzendorf, recipient of the $1,000 WinningEdge Scholarship, will attend Colgate University this fall.

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Tennessee Senate 22nd Senatorial District candidate David Cutting spoke at 108th annual Lone Oak Picnic

 

Election 2016Cunningham, TN – Tennessee Senate 22nd Senatorial District candidate David L. Cutting spoke Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at the 108th annual Lone Oak Picnic put on by the Central Civitan Club.

“I am big on healthcare, education, helping our veterans and elderly, infrastructure and jobs. It’s very important to get jobs into the area. We are even looking a attracting an amusement park into the area. That would bring in tourists, tourist money, have something for our youth to do and additional place for our youth to work,” stated Cutting.

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Tennessee Senate 22nd District candidate Lori Smith talked at 108th annual Lone Oak Picnic

 

Election 2016Cunningham, TN – On Saturday, July 30th, 2016 Lori L. Smith, candidate for the Tennessee Senate 22nd Senatorial District spoke to the audience at the 108th annual Lone Oak Picnic put on by the Central Civitan Club.

“I am running for State Representative with three legislative priorities,” said Smith. “Protecting our active duty military and our veterans, property tax relief has not been fully restored and it should be and addressing PTSD. There are things we can do to vacillate mental health professionals more available for our veterans.”

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Governor Bill Haslam Appoints Mike Krause To Lead Tennessee Higher Education Commission

 

Krause successfully launched Tennessee Promise as executive director of Drive to 55

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Mike Krause as executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).

Krause has served as executive director of the Drive to 55 since 2014 and successfully managed the launch and implementation of Tennessee Promise and the other initiatives under the Drive to 55 umbrella.

Mike Krause

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