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Tennessee Department of Education releases Read to be Ready results

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the results from the second 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. In 2017, about 8,000 rising first, second, and third grade students—7,500 more students than last summer—gained critical reading skills and increased in their motivation to read. 

Tennessee's Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program Shows Positive Results in Second Year.

Tennessee’s Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program Shows Positive Results in Second Year.

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Tennessee Public School Students Set New Record with ACT Average Score of 20.1

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Tennessee public school students have crossed a new threshold, earning an average composite score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee public high school students improved from the 2016 average of 19.9, with more than 3,500 additional students taking the exam this year.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

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Tennessee Department of Education reports High School Graduation Rate Highest on Record

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the 2016-17 graduation rate of 89.1 percent is the highest on record for Tennessee.

The statewide graduation rate is up more than half a percentage point since last year, and overall it has increased 3.6 percent since the 2010-11 school year. This year, graduation rates increased in nearly 56 percent of districts with high schools.

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CMCSS receives Tennessee Department of Education grant funds to attract diverse, high-quality teachers

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen awarded funds to five school districts today for Diversity Innovation Planning Grants, with Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools receiving nearly $7,700.

These grants underscore the department’s commitment to supporting a high-quality, diverse, and effective educator workforce that meets the needs of all students.

Tennessee Department of Education Awards Planning Grants to Spur Innovation in Increasing Educator Diversity

Tennessee Department of Education Awards Planning Grants to Spur Innovation in Increasing Educator Diversity

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CMCSS names Sean Impeartrice Interim Chief Academic Officer

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMSS) has announced that Dr. Sean Impeartrice has been named Interim Chief Academic Officer for CMCSS.

Dr. Impeartrice most recently has served as Secondary Special Education Coordinator in Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools.

Dr. Sean Impeartrice

Dr. Sean Impeartrice

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Tennessee High School Students Scores Improve Across All Subjects In Second Year Of New Assessment

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced that Tennessee high school students improved across all subject areas – English, math, science, and U.S. history – on the 2016-17 TNReady end-of-course exams.

Thousands of additional students are meeting course expectations compared to last year, and the state reduced the percentage of students scoring at the lowest achievement level across all subject areas.

In 2015- 16, high school students set a new baseline in the first year of TNReady.

In 2015- 16, high school students set a new baseline in the first year of TNReady.

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Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen Releases Update on State of Education

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Today, Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released an update on the department’s strategic plan, Tennessee Succeeds, providing a snapshot of some of the department’s key work from the past year, progress toward our goals, vision for the work ahead, and picture of the state of education in Tennessee.

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen

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Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Updates Tennessee’s Teen Pregnancy Map

 

Tennessee Comptroller of the TreasuryNashville, TN – The Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has updated its online map illustrating teen pregnancy rates in Tennessee.

The map is color-coded to reflect which counties have a pregnancy rate exceeding 19.5 per 1,000 females, ages 15-17. The map is based on the most current (2015) data published by the Tennessee Department of Health.

Tennessee Adolescent Pregnancy Map. Districts shaded in blue had a county rate exceeding 19.5 in 2015.

Tennessee Adolescent Pregnancy Map. Districts shaded in blue had a county rate exceeding 19.5 in 2015.

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Nearly 70,000 Tennessee Public School Students Eligible for Second Statewide ACT Retake Day

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the state is expanding its ACT Senior Retake Day to all Tennessee public high school students in the class of 2018, totaling nearly 70,000 students.

In addition, the department is making it easier for public school seniors to retake the ACT this fall by offering this second opportunity during the school day in students’ own schools.

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

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Tennessee Department of Health says Back-To-School plans should include required Vaccinations

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – To prevent the spread of diseases and to keep our kids of all ages and their classmates safe, healthy and in school learning, all students in Tennessee, from kindergarten to college, must have proof of immunizations before they can start school.

State leaders of health and education say it’s best to get those important vaccines now to avoid longer wait times later and to ensure a smooth beginning to the 2017 school year.

Immunizations Save Teaching Time, Reduce Misery and Save Lives.

Immunizations Save Teaching Time, Reduce Misery and Save Lives.

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