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Tennessee Department of Education Releases New State Report Card

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today released the new, redesigned state report card for 2017-18.

This tool was developed over the past year with educators, parents, and community organizations and includes a number of new features based on that feedback, including school ratings, a Spanish translation of the site, and additional new data about the performance of different student groups.

New parent-focused tool includes school ratings, Spanish translation, additional data on student groups.

New parent-focused tool includes school ratings, Spanish translation, additional data on student groups.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Take Action to Save Lives: Get a Flu Vaccine

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone that flu kills. Seasonal influenza is responsible for thousands of premature deaths in Tennessee and across the U.S. every year.

“The numbers are sobering. Every death, especially children, we see each flu season makes me very sad, and our hearts go out to all the families who have lost loved ones due to influenza,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Education reports Students Break Records with Highest-Ever ACT Score and Participation Rate

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Tennessee public school students have once again broken the previous year’s record by earning an average composite score of 20.2 on the ACT in 2018.

More than 1,400 new Tennessee Students now able to access up to $23.4 million in HOPE Scholarship funds.

More than 1,400 new Tennessee Students now able to access up to $23.4 million in HOPE Scholarship funds.

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Tennessee Awards $35 Million Across All School Districts To Improve Safety and Security

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen today announced that all 147 school districts in Tennessee have completed the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures.

Additionally, all districts have submitted applications to receive their allocations of the $35 million school security funding and may now use these funds to implement identified school security and safety needs.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Education Read to be Ready Summer Grant Programs Show Significant Gains in Student Learning

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced the results from the third year of the Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to educators to lead tuition-free, literacy-focused summer camps for students in need across the state.

For the third year in a row, rising first, second, and third grade students who participated in the program showed gains in their reading comprehension and accuracy skills and increased their motivation to read.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces TNReady Engagement Process and Listening Tour To Improve State Assessment Delivery

 

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Former executive director of the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents and three-member educator advisory team to lead work

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced a multi-phase plan, highlighted by a statewide listening tour, to improve delivery of the state’s elementary and secondary assessments known as TNReady.

“Tennessee’s unprecedented improvement in education is the result of high academic standards and an assessment that measures knowledge of those standards,” Haslam said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Education Releases Educator Diversity Report

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today released a new report to provide insight on the racial and ethnic makeup of Tennessee’s student body and educator workforce, as well as outline where the department and districts across the state go from here.

Additionally, for the first time, the department is releasing detailed demographic information by district to increase awareness and prompt further conversations.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Completion of Statewide School Safety Assessment, Releases $35 Million To Improve School Security

 

Tennessee School Officials, Departments of Safety and Homeland Security, Education Take Significant Steps to Enhance Tennessee Students’ Safety

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures will be fully completed by the end of August, with unprecedented school security funding now available to school districts to implement identified school security and safety needs.

In March, the governor’s School Safety Working Group recommended the statewide review of school facilities and safety procedures and precautions.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights Teacher Empowerment, Understanding of Standards

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has released the results from the 2018 Tennessee Educator Survey, which was completed by nearly 40,000 Tennessee educators, representing 58 percent of the state’s teachers – an all-time high response rate.

Survey results point to progress made and maintained in a number of areas, alongside several areas where our state’s educators continue to see a need for improvement.

2018 Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights

2018 Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights

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2018 TNReady Scores Show Mixed Results, Encouraging Areas of Progress

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced the 2018 TNReady student assessment results, sharing that while results vary statewide, there are encouraging trends – including strong growth in English language arts for elementary grades and improvement in high school math.

Students in historically disadvantaged student groups also showed notable progress. Gaps between student groups narrowed in multiple areas, and students in Priority schools – including the Achievement School District – grew faster than their non-Priority school peers nearly across the board.

Tennessee Students improved most in early grades reading, narrowed achievement gaps; show need for deeper, more sustained work to support improvement.

Tennessee Students improved most in early grades reading, narrowed achievement gaps; show need for deeper, more sustained work to support improvement.

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