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Tennessee Department of Education Suspends Grade 3-8 Testing Due to Vendor’s Inability to Deliver Materials

 

Statewide Assessment Contract Terminated

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the department will terminate its statewide testing contract with Measurement Inc., effective immediately.

While high school testing will continue as planned, the state will suspend grade 3-8 testing during the 2015-16 school year due to Measurement Inc.’s inability to deliver all testing materials.

3-8 grade testing suspended for the 2015-16 school year.

3-8 grade testing suspended for the 2015-16 school year.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System to take Pre-Kindergarten Applications in May

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery School System is offering another opportunity for parents to apply for the CMCSS Pre-Kindergarten in May.

To be eligible, children must be 4 years old before or on August 15th, 2016 and reside in Montgomery County.

Clarksville Montgomery School System will be taking applications for CMCSS Pre-Kindergarten in May.

Clarksville Montgomery School System will be taking applications for CMCSS Pre-Kindergarten in May.

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Tennessee Governor and First Lady Haslam host Sixth Annual Easter Egg Roll at the Tennessee Residence

 

Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Fannie Battle Day Home Students Participate in Annual Easter Event

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today welcomed more than 65 children from Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Fannie Battle Day Home to the Tennessee Residence Great Lawn for the 6th annual Tennessee Residence Easter Egg Roll.

Keeping tradition alive, the day’s activities included a live performance from children’s musician Steve Lee, face painting, a bunny hop bounce house, and, of course, Easter egg rolling.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

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Tennessee Department of Human Services Kicks Off No Tennessee Child Hungry Awareness Campaign

 

Pledge support to raising awareness on child hunger in Tennessee #NoTNChildHungryPledge 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Dr. Raquel Hatter announced the launch of an awareness campaign calling attention to childhood hunger in Tennessee and urging Tennesseans to pledge support to help ensure no Tennessee child goes hungry.

In Tennessee, more than half a million children may go hungry each day. One in four Tennessee children faces the risk of hunger. This call to action is to generate awareness, prompt change, and help ensure that No Tennessee Child Goes Hungry.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Kindergarten Kickoffs for 2016-17 set for April and May

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Kindergarten Kickoffs for the elementary schools in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) runs through the months of April and May for enrollment in the 2016-17 school year.

Kindergarten Kickoffs for 2016-17 set for April and May

Kindergarten Kickoffs for 2016-17 set for April and May

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Tennessee Veterans Property Tax Relief Bill Scheduled for the Local Government Sub-Committee on March 9th

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Care Alert bill and Say Dyslexia bills advance

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.

“Tyler Head law” bill picks up support. House Bill 1514/Senate Bill 1730 (Sen. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield) the bill that will create the memorial sign program in honor and memory of innocent victims killed by drunk and/or impaired drivers, known as the Tyler Head Bill, passed the Senate Transportation Committee and is headed to Senate Floor for a vote.

It is also scheduled for the House Finance, Ways and Means Sub Committee on March 9th.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Department of Education Launches Initiative to Nearly Double Reading Proficiency in Third Grade By 2025

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen joined Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today to kick off “Read to be Ready,” a statewide campaign focused on the critical value of reading.

Over the past several years, student performance on the English language arts TCAP has remained stagnant or declined. By the end of third grade, only 43 percent of students in Tennessee are reading on grade level.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proposes Flexibility for Teachers

 

Proposal gives teachers the choice to include 2015-16 TNReady results if scores benefit them

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced he would seek additional flexibility for teachers as the state continues its transition to the TNReady student assessment.

Under the proposal, teachers would have the choice to include or not to include student results from the 2015-2016 TNReady assessment in his or her evaluation score, which typically consists of multiple years of data.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Board of Education Releases 2015 Teacher Training Program Report Card

 

Tennessee State Board of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Board of Education released The 2015 Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs in Tennessee.

In recent years, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) facilitated the data collection, design, and publication of the report card.

2015 Teacher Training Program Report Card released by the Tennessee State Board of Education.

2015 Teacher Training Program Report Card released by the Tennessee State Board of Education.

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Tennessee Students Still The Fastest Improving in U.S. Since 2011

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced Tennessee students are still the fastest improving in the nation since 2011 according to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly known as the Nation’s Report Card.

Tennessee also rose to the top half of states in fourth grade math, ranking 25th – the first time Tennessee has ever ranked in the top half of states in any subject or grade.

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