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Tennessee Board of Regents approves New Programs, Fee Changes, New TCAT Director

 

Hears Restructured Remediation Success Story

Tennessee Board of RegentsCookeville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents colleges are improving success rates for students who come to campus requiring remedial support.

Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents received the news during a report on academic initiatives at the Board’s quarterly meeting on the campus of Tennessee Tech University today.

A pilot program involving almost 1,000 students that began at nine community colleges last year helped the colleges improve students’ successful pass rate of the required freshman math course from about 10 percent to 62 percent overall, and in freshman writing from 30 percent to 74 percent. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University’s Marco Iten prepares for NCAA Golf Championship

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsHutchinson, KS - Marco Iten, Austin Peay State University senior golf standout, finally will get a look at the Prairie Dunes Country Club, Thursday, as the NCAA Golf Championship will begin with a 9:00am practice round.

Iten earned a bid to the golf championship by winning last weekend’s NCAA Auburn Regional, shooting a three-round 8-under 208, becoming only the third golfer in Ohio Valley Conference history to advance to championship under the current format.

Austin Peay Golfer Marco Iten prepares for NCAA Golf Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Golfer Marco Iten prepares for NCAA Golf Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Department of Health says succeed in your resolve to Quit Smoking in 2014

 

Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine Offers FREE Support to Those Who Want to Quit

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Quitting smoking is a popular New Year’s resolution each year, but how many people actually quit?

Six out of 10 smokers require multiple quit attempts to stop smoking, according to the American Lung Association, but planning ahead can greatly improve a person’s likelihood of quitting for good.

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Tennessee Department of Education Releases 2012-13 District Accountability Results

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education recognized school districts across the state that significantly improved student performance and narrowed achievement gaps under Tennessee’s accountability system.

The following five districts achieved exemplary status: Bells City Schools, Bradford Special School District, Elizabethton City Schools, Perry County Schools and Stewart County Schools.

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APSU Employees share recent professional developments, activities

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently announced a number of publications, conferences and credentials as part of their professional and scholarly activities.

Chris Burawa, director of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, has had several professional developments. He translated from Icelandic a short story by Óskar Magnússon, “Dr. Amplatz,” which will be published in Best European Fiction 2014 by Dalkey Archive Press. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Montgomery County Schools Director Receives National Award

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemMontgomery County, TN – Director of Schools Dr. B. J. Worthington was presented with the Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award last week by the National School Public Relations Association at its 60th annual national seminar in San Diego, CA.

Worthington’s selection recognizes him as practicing superintendent of schools or CEO of an education agency, service center or intermediate unit for outstanding leadership in school public relations and communication.

Dr. B.J. Worthington, Director of Schools for Clarksville Montgomery County School System.

Dr. B.J. Worthington, Director of Schools for Clarksville Montgomery County School System.

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Tennessee Department of Education says 2013 TCAP Results Show Sustained Growth among Tennessee Students

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education announced that students across the state performed better on the 2013 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) than the previous year, marking three consecutive years of continued improvement.

For the first time since the state implemented more rigorous standards in 2009, more than half of students in grades 3-8 are on grade level in every TCAP Achievement subject, reaching higher levels of proficiency in 2013 on 22 of 24 tested subjects than in 2012.

2013 TCAP Results

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Tennessee Holds Largest Ever Teacher Training on the Common Core State Standards

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education this morning launched the state’s largest ever teacher training focused on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in math and English.

More than 32,000 Tennessee teachers have signed up for this voluntary training held in 17 different locations over the course of six weeks. Math training will occur in June, and English language arts and literacy training will take place during three weeks in July. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blizzard says Diablo® III set to Invade Your Living Room on September 3rd

 

Blizzard EntertainmentIrvine, CA – On September 3rd, 2013, a new legion of heroes will soon rise up and take a stand against the Lord of Terror. Diablo® III will make its console debut on the Sony PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft in the U.S., Canada, Spanish-speaking Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

In preparation for the upcoming launch, select retailers in these regions are now taking preorders for the PS3™ and Xbox 360 versions of the game, which will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Diablo III

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Austin Peay State University grad Chase Davenport to study poetry at Robert Frost’s summer farmhouse

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – During the summer months, the great American poet Robert Frost liked to stay in a small, white clapboard farmhouse in rural New Hampshire. According to the website www.literarytraveler.com, he later wrote to a friend about his first experience at the farm.

“Our summer was one of the pleasantest we have had for years… There is a pang there that makes poetry,” Frost wrote.

APSU Graduate Chase Davenport.

APSU Graduate Chase Davenport.

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